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List of highest-paying jobs for women





List of highest-paying jobs for women

Some of the highest-paying jobs for women are in healthcare.

The gender wage gap is pervasive in many industries, especially those still dominated by men.

But there are some fields where women not only make up a high percentage of the workforce, but they earn competitive pay doing it.

PayScale recently looked at occupations with the highest median pay for women with five to eight years of experience. To highlight jobs in which women frequently work, only those where at least 40% of workers identified as female were included.

"The highest-paying job on the list, general physician, is only one of the many healthcare occupations for which women bring in a large paycheck," notes Gina Bremer, PayScale's lead data analyst and data visualization specialist.

A number of well-paying healthcare occupations feature high concentrations of women. More than 90% of nurse practitioners and a little less than half of general physicians are women, Bremer tells Business Insider.

Check out the full list of jobs where women earn the most:

20. Associate Attorney

Percentage of women: 47%

Median pay: $86,800

19. Auditing Manager

Percentage of women: 40%

Median pay: $87,000

18. Product Marketing Manager

Percentage of women: 45%

Median pay: $87,700

17. Senior Marketing Manager

Percentage of women: 65%

Median pay: $88,200

16. Project Management Director

Percentage of women: 41%

Median pay: $89,300

15. Category Manager

Percentage of women: 43%

Median pay: $90,300

14. Adult Nurse Practitioner

Percentage of women: 92%

Median pay: $92,200

13. Nurse Practitioner

Percentage of women: 90%

Median pay: $92,900

12. Senior Clinical Research Associate

Percentage of women: 76%

Median pay: $93,000

11. Compliance Director

Percentage of women: 63%

Median pay: $93,400

10. Physician Assistant

Percentage of women: 70%

Median pay: $94,600

9. Internal Auditing Manager

Percentage of women: 40%

Median pay: $96,100

8. Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Percentage of women: 82%

Median pay: $101,000

7. Vice President of Human Resources

Percentage of women: 68%

Median pay: $103,000

6. Optometrist

Percentage of women: 54%

Median pay: $105,000

5. Vice President of Marketing

Percentage of women: 49%

Median pay: $106,000

4. Corporate Counsel

Percentage of women: 45%

Median pay: $115,000

3. Pharmacist

 

Percentage of women: 72%

Median pay: $154,000

2. Pediatrician

Percentage of women: 52%

Median pay: $117,000

1. General Practice Physician

Percentage of women: 48%

Median pay: $165,000


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