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Women Make More Money Than Men in These 7 Careers

Women Make More Money Than Men in These 7 Careers

It's a sad fact that women on average earn just 77 cents for every dollar their male peers take home. But in at least these seven career fields, according to recently released government data, women make more money than men.

The U.S. Census Bureau analyzed salary data from 2014 for working men and women in more than 550 career fields, finding just seven in which women out-earn men. In three fields — including industrial truck and tractor operators, computer and office machine repairers, and biological scientists — women were paid as well as their male peers, leaving more than 500 careers in which women earn significantly less than men.

Here, according to the Bureau, are the careers in which women earn more than men:

  1. Tour and travel guides: Women earn 114.8 percent of what their male peers make.
  2. Musicians, singers, and related workers: Women earn 107.6 percent of what their male peers make.
  3. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers: Women earn 107.1 percent of what their male peers make.
  4. Dietitians and nutritionists: Women earn 105.7 percent of what their male peers make.
  5. Residential advisors: Women earn 100.8 percent of what their male peers make.
  6. Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products: Women earn 100.6 percent of what their male peers make.
  7. Counselors: Women earn 100.5 percent of what their male peers make. 

As for those 500-plus careers in which women's pay lags sadly behind, these seven career fields have the furthest to go to reach pay equality, the statistics show:

  1. Financial Specialists: Women earn just 53.7 percent of what their male peers make.
  2. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians: Women earn just 56 percent of what their male peers make.
  3. Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents: Women earn just 57 percent of what their male peers make.
  4. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers: Women earn just 57.4 percent of what their male peers make.
  5. Photographic process workers and processing machine operators: Women earn just 58.3 percent of what their male peers make.
  6. Financial clerks: Women earn just 61.1 percent of what their male peers make.
  7. Personal financial advisers: Women earn just 63.1 percent of what their male peers make.

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