20 Leading Occupations of Employed Women in the U.S., 2012
Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Wage and salary of full-time workers in fields ranging from administration assistants to healthcare occupations.
as a percent
of total employed
|Total, 16 years and over|
|Secretaries and administrative assistants||2,768||95.3%||$665||$803|
|Elementary and middle school teachers||2,310||81.4||921||1,128|
|Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides||1,863||87.9||445||508|
|Waiters and waitresses||1,512||71.2||396||456|
|First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers||1,405||43.4||598||792|
|Customer service representatives||1,326||67.8%||$585||$684|
|Maids and housekeeping cleaners||1,284||88.1||395||425|
|Managers, all others||1,258||35||1,078||1,409|
|Receptionists and information clerks||1,132||91.5||524||604|
|Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks||1,130||89.1||672||740|
|Accountants and auditors||1,075||60.9||996||1,350|
|First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support||970||68.5||760||895|
|Office clerks, general||920||83.4||600||607|
|Personal and home care aides||907||84.7||412||465|
1. Wage and salary for full-time workers.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- See also 20 Leading Occupations of Employed Women, U.S. (2010 annual averages) and 20 Leading Occupations of Employed Women, U.S. (2009 annual averages)