Gender Wage Gap by Selected Occupations, 2000
| Occupations with estimated earnings1 of |
|Cleaning and building service occupations||40||80|
|Food preparation and service||50||90|
|Maids and housemen||80||85|
|Occupations with estimated earnings1 between $20,000 and $34,000|
|Sales worker; retail and personal||56||64|
|Mechanics and repairers||5||97|
|Occupations with estimated earnings1 above $34,000|
|Accountants and auditors||60%||72%|
|Securities and financial serivces sales||33||57|
|Teachers, college and university||38||79|
|Lawyers and judges||29||73|
|Occupations in which the majority of workers are women|
|Admin. support, including clerical||77||80|
|Teachers, except college and universities||74||81|
1. Approximate annual earnings were estimated by multiplying median weekly wages for men by 52 weeks.
Source: National Committee on Pay Equity.
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