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More Women Than Men Hold the Two Highest Paid Job Positions

talent statisticsDespite the widely known statistic that, on average, women are paid less than men, new research indicates that women make up the majority of workers in the two U.S. occupations with the highest average compensation rate.

According to CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists, Int (EMSI), women make up 57 percent of all oral & maxillofacial surgeons and orthodontists in the U.S.

When taking into consideration the top 15 occupations with the highest average pay, however, the findings are a little more sobering: women dominate in only four out of those 15 and represent only 3 percent of workers in three.

The detailed breakdown is below:

Job Title Average Income/Year % Men % Women
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon $194,085 43 57
Orthodontist $191,776 43 57
Physician & Surgeon $187,533 55 45
Dentist, General $148,096 51 49
Petroleum Engineer $122,242 97 3
Engineering Manager $121,888 97 3
Computer & Information Systems Manager $116,785 77 23
Natural Sciences Manager $114,744 72 28
Prosthodontist $114,462 38 62
Air Traffic Controller $113,547 90 10
Pharmacist $113,090 34 66
Marketing Manager $112,424 65 35
Airline Pilot, Copilot & Flight Engineer $105,518 97 3
Lawyer $104,395 67 33
General & Operations Manager $94,744 79 21

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Mary Lorenz

About Mary Lorenz

Mary is a copywriter for CareerBuilder, specializing in B2B marketing and corporate recruiting best practices and social media. In addition to creating copy for corporate advertising and marketing campaigns, she researches and writes about employee attraction, engagement and retention. Whenever possible, she makes references to pop culture. Sometimes, those references are even relevant. A New Orleans native, Mary now lives in Chicago, right down the street from the best sushi place in the city. It's awesome.
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