Salary Range: The 10 Professions With The Largest Gender Pay Gap

10. GENERAL MANAGERS

MEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $2,721

WOMEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $1,904

% DIFFERENCE: 35.33%

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9. FRONT LINE SUPERVISORS OF PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS WORKERS

MEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $1,138

WOMEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $796

% DIFFERENCE: 35.37%

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8. SALES AND RELATED PROFESSIONS

MEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $1,049

WOMEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $720

% DIFFERENCE: 37.20%

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7. MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

MEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $980

WOMEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $668

% DIFFERENCE: 37.86%

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6. COMMERCIAL INSURANCE AGENTS

MEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $1,253

WOMEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $839

% DIFFERENCE: 39.58%

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5. OTHER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGISTS AND TECHNICIANS, EXCEPT DRAWERS

MEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $1,367

WOMEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $903

% DIFFERENCE: 40.88%

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4. PERSONAL FINANCIAL ADVISORS

MEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $2,183

WOMEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $1,424

% DIFFERENCE: 42.08%

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3. MEDICAL SCIENTISTS

MEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $2,291

WOMEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $1,368

% DIFFERENCE: 50.45%

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2. LEGAL OCCUPATIONS

MEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $2,233

WOMEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $1,332

% DIFFERENCE: 50.55%

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1. SECURITIES, COMMODITIES AND FINANCIAL SERVICES SALES AGENTS

MEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $1,891

WOMEN’S MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNING: $1,054

% DIFFERENCE: 56.84%

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Earlier this year, the US Census Bureau reported that Equal Pay Day 2022, scheduled to represent how long in the year women have to work to match what men earned the previous yearfell on March 15. It was the first time in a year that Equal Pay Day has appeared since its inception in 1996. This factoid does provide some comfort, however, as the year draws to a close: Bloomberg reports that women in the United States earned 83.4 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts in the third quarter of 2022. That’s up one cent from the second quarter, but below the 84.3 cent gap of 2021.

Women feel the pain. The Ellevest Women’s Financial Health Index fell to a score of 1 in July 2022, from a pre-pandemic 9.8. This report used 12 indicators, including the gender pay gap as well as inflation and the female employment rate. “When women are financially healthy, our communities, our economies and our planet are healthier,” said Ellevest CEO Sallie Krawcheck.

In a new study, job search site Lensa looks at the current state of workplace inequality in the United States, industries with the highest percentages of male employment compared to female to the industries with the highest (and lowest) pay between the sexes. difference.

The study also looked at which industries had the most male CEOs, stating that “too many industries…have a 100% rate of male CEOs to list them concisely.” Some of these industries include pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, diversified financial services, and petroleum refining. Lensa found that of 41 industries in the Fortune 500 top 100, 30 had all-male CEOs.

Fortune 500 industries with a 50% rate of female CEOs include healthcare — both insurance and managed care as well as pharmacy and other services — and computer software. From there, the rate drops to 33% female CEOs (motor vehicles and parts), then to 25% (aerospace and defense, food and pharmaceuticals, specialty retailers).

Lensa found three occupations with narrow pay gaps. The median weekly wage in 2021 for male teaching assistants was $639 with assistants earning $641 per week, a difference of just 0.31%. The pay gap for billing and display clerks was just under 1%, while buyers (excluding wholesale, retail and agricultural products) were the only occupations with a identical median weekly earnings for men and women, at $1,165.

See our slideshow above for occupations with the largest gender pay gaps, and click here for the full study.

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