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11 Careers Where Women are Paid More than Men

Generally, women are stuck on the wrong side of the pay gap, earning less than men, in almost every field. But there are jobs where women come out ahead — even though the margin of difference is often small. Editors, paralegals, clerks aplenty and models come out in front. See what other jobs pay off more for women.

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By Juliet Bennett Rylah, Cheapism


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Wholesale and Retail Buyers

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Gap in women's favor: Less than 1 cent more per dollar

Women in this profession, who work selecting and buying goods or services a company needs, are not going to make much more than their male coworkers, but with very few professions giving the edge to the ladies, this one makes the cut. Interestingly, the 2019 Glassdoor Progress on the Gender Pay Gap report notes that, as a whole, male professionals in the retail industry are paid quite a bit more than women.


Postal Service Clerk ...

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Gap in women's favor: 2 cents more per dollar

Those ladies behind the counter at your post office make, on average, 2 to 3 cents more than those dudes standing next to them, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Interestingly, however, the same is not true for mail carriers, where men are paid a whopping 18 cents more an hour than women. Not cool, USPS.


... And Lots of Other Clerks

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Gap in women's favor: 2 to 11 cents more per dollar

This is admittedly rather vague, and that's because, according to BLS, female clerks of all types — billing and posting clerks, reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks, office clerks, production, planning, and expediting clerks, and receptionists and information clerks make more than men. Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks saw the biggest payoff — the ladies there make an average of 11 cents more an hour. The problem here is that none of these jobs are very high paying to begin with.


Editor

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Gap in women's favor: 3 cents more per dollar

Female wordsmiths are making a few cents more per dollar than their male counterparts, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that, in 2018, women editors made an average annual salary of $59,176 to the men in their same profession, who pull in $57,408.


Kinesiologist

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Gap in women's favor: 5 cents more per dollar

The study of body movement, a college major similar to exercise movement and one you might pursue if interested in becoming a personal trainer or physical therapist, is one of Glassdoor's lowest-paying majors, tied with criminal justice. Still, the wage gap here is in women's favor according to the website's 2017 economic study — women's $43,000 annual average salary to men's $41,000. Take that with a grain of salt, however, as BLS's 2918 statistics note that male physical therapists are paid more by a margin of 2 cents per dollar.


Chemical Engineering

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Gap in women's favor: 5 cents more per dollar

It's not surprising this STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field is lucrative. It's also one that typically attracts more men, although women who pursue it excel, making an average $63,770 a year in chemical engineering to men's $60,480, according to Glassdoor.


Paralegal and Legal Assistant

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Gap in women's favor: 5 cents more per dollar

The BLS notes that women's average weekly pay in this career, where workers perform a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents, is $953 versus men's $917.


Advertising Sales Agent

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Gap in women's favor: 10 cents more per dollar

The gap among advertising majors is in women's favor by an average $54,756 to $49,400. Women also hold 60% of professional positions in advertising, says Avi Dan, a contributor to Forbes, but black employees are poorly represented and still make only 80 cents for every dollar earned by a white colleague.


Clinical Laboratory Technologist and Technician

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Gap in women's favor: 10 cents more per dollar

Women who have a passion for the laboratory and can stomach bodily fluids can earn more than men in this profession, BLS reports. They make an average of $47,372, nearly $5,000 more per year than their male counterparts.


Food Prep and Food Service Worker

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Gap in women's favor: 14 cents more per dollar

It might not be the loftiest of career goals, or pay the most, but women who work in food prep and service, which includes fast food workers, make a fair bit more than their male coworkers.


Model

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Gap in women's favor: 93 cents more per dollar

This is one job where the wage gap is completely reversed. Female models make quite a bit more than male models. Looking at a Forbes report released earlier this decade that compared the 10 highest-paid female and male models over two years, women made a total of about $105 million while the men clocked in at about $7.6 million. Women's fashion is a bigger market, and the work is higher-paying and more abundant. However, as French model Baptiste Nicol noted in a Huffington Post story: "You have to take into account that a male model will have his best earning years between 30 and 50" — by which time, the outlet went on to write, "most female models' maximum earning potential is behind them." Sigh. But, it should be noted, that this is an industry in which even the non-super contingent of female models are paid about $13,000 more per year than the rank-and-file male models.

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