15. Accountants and auditors
> Women’s earnings as pct. of men’s: 73.5%
> Women median weekly earnings: $988
> Men median weekly earnings: $1,345
> Number of workers: 1,464,000
Earnings of women working as accountants and auditors grew by 17% from 2006, faster than that of their male peers. If this trend continues, women in these positions may eventually achieve equal pay. At the moment, however, female accountants and auditors still earn just 73.5% of what male workers in the same job make. By contrast, the national pay gap across full-time jobs is 81.1%.
14. Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians
> Women’s earnings as pct. of men’s: 73.1%
> Women median weekly earnings: $796
> Men median weekly earnings: $1,089
> Number of workers: 270,000
In 2006, salaries of women and men clinical laboratory technologists and technicians was nearly equal. Since then, the gap has widened considerably. Male pay for the job increased by 36.6% over that time, far faster than average. Women’ earnings, however, are about what they were in 2006, up by less than 1%.
13. Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators
> Women’s earnings as pct. of men’s: 72.7%
> Women median weekly earnings: $824
> Men median weekly earnings: $1,134
> Number of workers: 317,000
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators work primarily for insurance companies. According to the BLS, the number of these jobs is expected to grow by 3% through 2024, slower than average. For women in this job, not only is the pay lower than that of their male coworkers, but also earnings have grown slower than male salaries since 2006.
12. Property, real estate, and community association managers
> Women’s earnings as pct. of men’s: 72.4%
> Women median weekly earnings: $823
> Men median weekly earnings: $1,137
> Number of workers: 401,000
Property managers coordinate the numerous aspects of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Like a number of other jobs on this list, earnings of female employees in these positions grew at a below-average pace, while earnings for male property managers grew faster than average — the pay gap got worse. Now, women working this profession earn 72.4% of what their male peers earn doing the same job.
11. Retail salespersons
> Women’s earnings as pct. of men’s: 71.2%
> Women median weekly earnings: $494
> Men median weekly earnings: $694
> Number of workers: 1,918,000
The largest pay gaps tends to be in high-paying occupations. Retail sales, however, which requires low levels of education, is one of the worst paying job. The median weekly pay for both sexes in the occupation is $590, one of the lower figures among all occupations. While a typical salesman earns $694 per week, a typical saleswoman earns $494 per week, or 71.2% of what men earn. Women also make up a minority of salespeople in the United States. Of the nearly 1.9 million retail salespersons, fewer than 40% are female.