20 Leading Occupations of Employed Women, U.S.
(2004 annual averages)
|Occupations||(in thousands)||Percent |
|Ratio of |
to men's earnings
(men and women)
|Total, 16 years and over||44,223||101,224||43.7%||$573||80.4%|
|Secretaries and administrative assistants||2,570||2,657||96.7||550||92.0|
|Elementary and middle school teachers||1,772||2,206||80.3||776||84.6|
|Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides||1,113||1,261||88.3||383||91.2|
|First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support||1,001||1,441||69.5||636||80.3|
|First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers||985||2,246||43.9||505||68.5|
|Customer service representatives||967||1,379||70.1||504||88.3|
|Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks||916||1,004||91.2||542||96.3|
|Accountants and2006 auditors||842||1,385||60.8||757||74.5|
|Receptionists and information clerks||795||847||93.9||463||102.0|
|Maids and housekeeping cleaners||723||818||88.4||324||80.6|
|Office clerks, general||559||667||83.8||499||95.4|
|Secondary school teachers||555||1,013||54.8||824||86.3|
|Waiters and waitresses||538||799||67.3||327||82.0|
|Preschool and kindergarten teachers||473||484||97.7||515||n.a.|
NOTE: n.a. = not available. Ranked by total number of women per occupation. Ratio not available where base is less than 50,000 workers of each sex.
1. Wage and salary for full-time workers.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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