Bureau of Labor Statistics

Women’s earnings by occupation in 2007

October 31, 2008

Women working full time in management, business, and financial operations occupations had median weekly earnings of $908 in 2007, more than women earned in any other major occupational category.

Median usual weekly earnings of female full-time wage and salary workers by occupation, 2007 annual averages
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The second-highest paying job group was professional and related occupations, in which women earned $835 per week.

In management, business, and finance, the highest paying occupations for women were chief executives and computer and information systems managers. Within professional and related occupations, women working as pharmacists, lawyers, and computer software engineers had the highest median weekly earnings.

These data on earnings are produced by the Current Population Survey. Earnings data in this article are median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers. For more information see "Highlights of Women's Earnings in 2007," BLS Report 1008 (PDF 582K).


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Women’s earnings by occupation in 2007 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/oct/wk4/art05.htm (visited December 03, 2021).


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