For Women Only: 20 Leading Occupations of Employed Women

July 25, 2007 – 12:37 pm

News from the Department of Labor – Womens Bureau

20 Leading Occupations of Employed Women – 2006 Annual Averages
(employment in thousands)

 
         
   

Total

 

Women’s

 

Total

Employed

 

Median

 

Employed

(Men and

Percent

Weekly

Occupation

Women

Women)

Women

Earnings

Total, 16 years and older        
(all employed women) 66,870 144,427 46.3 $600
         
         
Secretaries and admin. assistants 3,348 3,455 96.9 584
Registered Nurses 2,309 2,529 91.3 971
Cashiers 2,291 3,063 74.8 327
Elementary and middle school teachers 2,220 2,701 82.2 824
Retail salespersons 1,740 3,386 51.4 405
Nursing, psychiatric, and        
home health aides 1,694 1906 88.9 395
First-line supervisors/managers        
of retail sales workers 1,436 3,435 41.8 536
Waiters and waitresses 1,401 1,960 71.5 348
Bookkeeping, accounting, and        
auditing clerks 1,364 1,511 90.3 582
Customer service representatives 1,349 1,916 70.4 533
Childcare workers 1,320 1,401 94.2 345
Receptionists and information clerks 1,301 1,403 92.7 467
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,285 1,423 90.3 348
First-line supervisors/managers of        
office and administrative support 1,163 1,543 75.4 658
Accountants and auditors 1,071 1,779 60.2 844
Teacher assistants 869 942 92.3 405
Office clerks, general 848 1,035 81.9 534
Cooks 811 1,868 43.4 340
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and        
cosmetologists 716 767 93.4 391
Preschool and kindergarten teachers 674 690 97.7 554

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Annual Averages 2006

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