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24 jobs where women make more than men

24 jobs where women make more than men
  • Women made 82 cents for every dollar a man made in 2019 per the Census Bureau.
  • But there are some occupations where women actually earn more than men.
  • The following are the jobs with the highest ratios of women's earnings to men's earnings in 2019.

Female farm products buyers and purchasing agents made 107.5% as much as male farm products buyers and purchasing agents in 2019.

Female farm products buyers and purchasing agents made 107.5% as much as male farm products buyers and purchasing agents in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $60,036

Median earnings for men: $55,835

Number of female workers: 1,757

Number of male workers: 6,434

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Female substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors made 107.8% as much as male substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors in 2019.

Female substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors made 107.8% as much as male substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $44,139

Median earnings for men: $40,951

Number of female workers: 64,733

Number of male workers: 24,017

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Female dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians made 108.4% as much as male dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians in 2019.

Female dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians made 108.4% as much as male dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $29,511

Median earnings for men: $27,235

Number of female workers: 31,252

Number of male workers: 6,222

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Female residential advisors made 110.4% as much as male residential advisors in 2019.

Female residential advisors made 110.4% as much as male residential advisors in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $35,235

Median earnings for men: $31,909

Number of female workers: 18,719

Number of male workers: 10,033

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Female home appliance repairers made 110.6% as much as male home appliance repairers in 2019.

Female home appliance repairers made 110.6% as much as male home appliance repairers in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $45,410

Median earnings for men: $41,055

Number of female workers: 414

Number of male workers: 35,492

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Female shoe and leather workers made 110.7% as much as male shoe and leather workers in 2019.

Female shoe and leather workers made 110.7% as much as male shoe and leather workers in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $36,381

Median earnings for men: $32,874

Number of female workers: 2,423

Number of male workers: 7,478

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Female meeting, convention, and event planners made 110.7% as much as male meeting, convention, and event planners in 2019.

Female meeting, convention, and event planners made 110.7% as much as male meeting, convention, and event planners in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $53,177

Median earnings for men: $48,050

Number of female workers: 79,031

Number of male workers: 25,790

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Female cargo and freight agents made 112.0% as much as male cargo and freight agents in 2019.

Female cargo and freight agents made 112.0% as much as male cargo and freight agents in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $45,493

Median earnings for men: $40,627

Number of female workers: 6,609

Number of male workers: 14,101

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Female industrial and utility electrical and electronics repairers made 113.7% as much as male industrial and utility electrical and electronics repairers in 2019.

Female industrial and utility electrical and electronics repairers made 113.7% as much as male industrial and utility electrical and electronics repairers in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $80,427

Median earnings for men: $70,748

Number of female workers: 694

Number of male workers: 12,403

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Female transportation service attendants made 114.1% as much as male transportation service attendants in 2019.

Female transportation service attendants made 114.1% as much as male transportation service attendants in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $30,253

Median earnings for men: $26,522

Number of female workers: 6,471

Number of male workers: 61,220

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Female installation, maintenance, and repair helpers made 114.8% as much as male installation, maintenance, and repair helpers in 2019.

Female installation, maintenance, and repair helpers made 114.8% as much as male installation, maintenance, and repair helpers in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $31,010

Median earnings for men: $27,019

Number of female workers: 1,481

Number of male workers: 15,158

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Female sociologists made 114.8% as much as male sociologists in 2019.

Female sociologists made 114.8% as much as male sociologists in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $87,539

Median earnings for men: $76,241

Number of female workers: 2,112

Number of male workers: 1,362

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Female healthcare social workers made 115.5% as much as male healthcare social workers in 2019.

Female healthcare social workers made 115.5% as much as male healthcare social workers in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $51,169

Median earnings for men: $44,289

Number of female workers: 52,398

Number of male workers: 16,029

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Female stationary engineers and boiler operators made 117.4% as much as male stationary engineers and boiler operators in 2019.

Female stationary engineers and boiler operators made 117.4% as much as male stationary engineers and boiler operators in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $81,395

Median earnings for men: $69,323

Number of female workers: 4,894

Number of male workers: 94,934

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Female marine engineers and naval architects made 120.2% as much as male marine engineers and naval architects in 2019.

Female marine engineers and naval architects made 120.2% as much as male marine engineers and naval architects in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $103,672

Median earnings for men: $86,276

Number of female workers: 685

Number of male workers: 8,741

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Female automotive glass installers and repairers made 120.7% as much as male automotive glass installers and repairers in 2019.

Female automotive glass installers and repairers made 120.7% as much as male automotive glass installers and repairers in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $51,712

Median earnings for men: $42,853

Number of female workers: 554

Number of male workers: 16,947

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Female oil and gas derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators made 123.0% as much as male oil and gas derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators in 2019.

Female oil and gas derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators made 123.0% as much as male oil and gas derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $85,534

Median earnings for men: $69,567

Number of female workers: 532

Number of male workers: 20,059

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Female reinforcing iron and rebar workers made 125.6% as much as male reinforcing iron and rebar workers in 2019.

Female reinforcing iron and rebar workers made 125.6% as much as male reinforcing iron and rebar workers in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $51,427

Median earnings for men: $40,959

Number of female workers: 215

Number of male workers: 5,719

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Female control and valve installers and repairers made 130.5% as much as male control and valve installers and repairers in 2019.

Female control and valve installers and repairers made 130.5% as much as male control and valve installers and repairers in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $81,393

Median earnings for men: $62,361

Number of female workers: 931

Number of male workers: 18,171

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Female fish and game wardens made 133.8% as much as male fish and game wardens in 2019.

Female fish and game wardens made 133.8% as much as male fish and game wardens in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $75,170

Median earnings for men: $56,199

Number of female workers: 870

Number of male workers: 4,455

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Female medical transcriptionists made 133.9% as much as male medical transcriptionists in 2019.

Female medical transcriptionists made 133.9% as much as male medical transcriptionists in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $31,333

Median earnings for men: $23,392

Number of female workers: 22,264

Number of male workers: 4,780

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Female earth drillers (except oil and gas) made 136.7% as much as male earth drillers (except oil and gas) in 2019.

Female earth drillers (except oil and gas) made 136.7% as much as male earth drillers (except oil and gas) in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $71,389

Median earnings for men: $52,227

Number of female workers: 434

Number of male workers: 21,581

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Female cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers made 194.4% as much as male cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers in 2019.

Female cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers made 194.4% as much as male cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $80,599

Median earnings for men: $41,452

Number of female workers: 505

Number of male workers: 49,101

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Female wind turbine service technicians made 211.6% as much as male wind turbine service technicians in 2019.

Female wind turbine service technicians made 211.6% as much as male wind turbine service technicians in 2019.
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Median earnings for women: $120,672

Median earnings for men: $57,016

Number of female workers: 196

Number of male workers: 4,048

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Methods and sources

Although the gender pay gap has narrowed over time, the divide between what women and men make still continues to persist. According to the Census Bureau, women earned 82 cents for every dollar a man made in 2019. And the pay gap differs in different occupations.

For instance, a full-time, year-round female management analyst who was at least 16 years old in 2019 typically made $80,978. That is 84.8% of the $95,439 median earnings of a male management analyst. Female retail salespersons made 72.7% of the median earnings of men, where male earnings were $41,131 and female earnings were $29,896.

There are some jobs where women made more than men. Insider looked at 2019 one-year American Community Survey data from the Census Bureau to identify those occupations where this is the case. The above slideshow includes the detailed occupations with the largest ratios of median female to median male pay among full-time, year-round workers who were at least 16 years old. 

We excluded catch-all occupations or those without a specific title from the 565 occupations available. This includes "healthcare diagnosing or treating practitioners, all other" and "other textile, apparel, and furnishings workers", although both of these groups showed women made more than men in 2019.

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