20 Worst Paying Jobs For Women In America

By Newsroom America Staff at 20 Mar 2017

(Newsroom America) -- What are the worst paying jobs in America for women? 24/7 Wall St. reviewed female weekly earnings as a percentage of male weekly earnings in full-time wage and salary jobs using data from the Bureau of Labor statistics to identify the 20 worst paying jobs for women in America.

The 20 jobs with the lowest pay equity between men and women range from first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers, a job in which the typical woman earns 72.8% of male earnings, to personal financial advisors, a job in which women earn 55.6% of what men in the same job are paid.

These are the 20 WORST paying jobs for women in America.

1. Personal financial advisors 2. Insurance sales agents 3. Physicians and surgeons 4. Real estate brokers and sales agents 5. Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 6. Marketing and sales managers 7. Administrative services managers 8. Sales representatives, services, all other 9. Other teachers and instructors 10. Financial managers 11. Credit counselors and loan officers 12. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 13. Retail salespersons 14. Property, real estate, and community association managers 15. Accountants and auditors 16. Bartenders 17. Lodging managers 18. Financial analysts 19. Designers 20. First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers


To determine the worst paying jobs for women, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the median weekly income by profession for both men and women across 120 occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The worst paying jobs for women were those in which women earned the least compared to men in their field. Only income data for full-time workers were considered.

Total employment figures, gender composition, and educational requirements also came from the BLS. We also considered median weekly income and employment figures from 2007. Estimated annual compensation was calculated by multiplying median weekly income by 52.


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