What Women Earn Compared to Men

Ladies, brace yourselves: a brand new study found that men tend to make more than 24k more a year than women.

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) found that on average, men earn $68,300 annually compared to $44,400 for women, and there continues to be a lower percentage of women in the nation’s highest-paying occupations.

Looking at occupations with the highest average compensation rate, women dominated in only four of the top 15 positions:

1.     Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon – $194,085: 43% men, 57% women

2.     Orthodontist – $191,776: 43% men, 57% women

3.     Physician & Surgeon – $187,533: 55% men, 45% women

4.     Dentist, General – $148,096: 51% men, 49% women

5.     Petroleum Engineer – $122,242: 97% men, 3% women

6.     Engineering Manager – $121,888: 97% men, 3% women

7.     Computer & Information Systems Manager – $116,785: 77% men, 23% women

8.     Natural Sciences Manager – $114,744: 72% men, 28% women

9.     Prosthodontist – $114,462: 38% men, 62% women

10.   Air Traffic Controller – $113,547: 90% men, 10% women

11.   Pharmacist – $113,090: 34% men, 66% women

12.   Marketing Manager - $112,424: 65% men, 35% women

13.   Airline Pilot, Copilot & Flight Engineer – $105,518: 97% men, 3% women

14.   Lawyer – $104,395: 67% men, 33% women

15.   General & Operations Manager – $94,744: 79% men, 21% women

President and CEO of the Foundation for Women, Okay ladies, when you read this you’re going to be mad! A brand new study found even today, in 2013, men tend to bring home a lot more bacon than women! In fact about $24,000 more a year!

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl (EMSI) found on average men earn $68,300 annually compared to $44,400 for women, and there continues to be a lower percentage of women in the nation’s highest-paying occupations.

Looking at occupations with the highest average compensation rate, women dominated in only four of the top 15 positions:

1.     Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon – $194,085 - 43% men, 57% women

2.     Orthodontist – $191,776 - 43% men, 57% women

3.     Physician & Surgeon – $187,533 - 55% men, 45% women

4.     Dentist, General – $148,096 - 51% men, 49% women

5.     Petroleum Engineer – $122,242 - 97% men, 3% women

6.     Engineering Manager – $121,888 - 97% men, 3% women

7.     Computer & Information Systems Manager – $116,785 - 77% men, 23% women

8.     Natural Sciences Manager – $114,744 - 72% men, 28% women

9.     Prosthodontist – $114,462 - 38% men, 62% women

10.   Air Traffic Controller – $113,547 - 90% men, 10% women

11.   Pharmacist – $113,090 - 34% men, 66% women

12.   Marketing Manager - $112,424 – 65% men, 35% women

13.   Airline Pilot, Copilot & Flight Engineer – $105,518 - 97% men, 3% women

14.   Lawyer – $104,395 - 67% men, 33% women

15.   General & Operations Manager – $94,744 - 79% men, 21% women

Anika Rahman, President and CEO of the Foundation for Women feels women still aren’t being treated equally in the workplace. “Deeply ingrained discrimination has prevented many women from reaching the highest levels of leadership and from earning equal pay for equal work.”

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But some positive news: the study also shows that while women continue to lag behind men in leadership roles, women are more equally represented and even surpassing men in various high-skill, specialized positions. Check out these jobs where women dominate:

1.     Registered Nurse: 4% men, 96% women

2.     Education Administrator, Elementary & Secondary: 17% men, 83% women

3.     Psychiatrist: 38% men, 62% women

4.     Anesthesiologist: 43% men, 57% women

5.     Pediatrician: 42% men, 58% women

6.     Interpreter & Translator: 30% men, 70% women

7.     Probation Officer & Correctional Treatment Specialist: 34% men, 66% women

8.     Claims Adjuster, Examiner & Investigator: 38% men, 62% women

9.     Industrial-Organizational Psychologist: 30% men, 70% women

10.   Public Relations Specialist: 36% men, 64% women

11.   Curator: 33% men, 67% women

12.   Graphic Designer: 40% men, 60% women

13.   Editor: 36% men, 64% women

14.   Mathematical Technician: 46% men, 54% women

15.   Bartender: 41% men, 59% women

What do the pros at CareerBuilder think about their study? “While employers have made strides in equalizing compensation for both genders, historical gaps are still present in some organizations today,” said Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources at CareerBuilder. “Also contributing to the disparity in income levels is a higher representation of men working in more lucrative occupations. Fortunately, we’re starting to see that balance out as women account for a larger percentage of the overall workforce and pursue employment in high-paying areas such as information technology, engineering, healthcare, sales, etc.”    

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The study also found occupations where genders were pretty equally represented:

1.     Political Scientist: 50% men, 50% women

2.     Advertising and Promotions Manager: 50% men, 50% women

3.     School Bus Driver: 50% men, 50% women

4.     Arbitrator, Mediator & Conciliator: 51% men, 49% women

5.     Sociologist: 51% men, 49% women

6.     Computer Operator: 52% men, 48% women

7.     Baker: 48% men, 52% women

8.     Medical Scientist: 48% men, 52% women

9.     Accountant and Auditor: 47% men, 53% women

10.   Statistician: 53% men, 47% women

11.   Retail Salesperson: 47% men, 53% women

12.   Optometrist: 47% men, 53% women

13.   Art Director: 47% men, 53% women

14.   Postsecondary Teacher: 53% men, 47% women

15.   Training & Development Manager: 53% men, 47% women

*The study came from a CareerBuilder and Harris Interactive survey of 1,746 men and 1,475 women employed full-time, completed in March 2013.

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