- Category: Profiles
- Created on Monday, December 19 2011 |
- Written by Women In Business & Industry
Know your successes, and where we can still improve.
Women accounted for 51% of all workers in the high-paying management, professional, and related occupations. They outnumbered men in such occupations as financial managers; human resource managers; education administrators; medical and health services managers; accountants and auditors; budget analysts; property, real estate, and social and community association managers; preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers; physical therapists; and registered nurses.
WOMEN REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE U.S. WORKFORCE
- Of the 120 million women age 16 years and over in the U.S., 71 million, or 59.3%, were labor force participants—working or looking for work.
- Women comprised 46% of the total U.S. labor force and are projected to account for 47% of the labor force in 2016.
- A record 68 million women were employed in the U.S.--75% of employed women worked on full-time jobs, while 25% worked on a part-time basis.
- The largest percentage of employed women (39%) worked in management, professional, and related occupations; 34% worked in sales and office occupations; 20% in service occupations; 6% in production, transportation, and material moving occupations; and 1% in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
The ten occupations with the highest median weekly earnings among women who were full-time wage and salary workers were:
- Pharmacists, $1,603
- Chief executives, $1,536
- Lawyers, $1,381
- Computer and information systems managers, $1,363
- Computer software engineers, $1,318
- Psychologists, $1,152
- Physical therapists, $1,096
- Management analysts, $1083
- Computer programmers, $1074
- Human resource managers, $1073
Great strides in equal opportunity have been made, but there is stil room for improvement! Do not let your own opportunities pass you by; take your right to work and use it.