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Top Paying Jobs for Women - The Top 10 Best Paying Jobs for Women

These Jobs Pay Well for Women, But a Pay Gap Still Exists in Most

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Interested in pursuing one of the highest paying careers for women? According to Forbes magazine, the following are the top paying jobs for women. Whichever one you choose, although you'll enjoy an impressive annual income, the sad truth is that women's earnings lag behind what men earn with the exception of one traditionally female career:

Source: "Top Paying Jobs for Women." Forbes.com, June 25, 2009.

Top Paying Jobs for Women

Rank Job Median Yearly Income for Women Percentage of Men's Earnings
1 Pharmacists $85,644 84.9%
2 Chief executives $83,356 80.1%
3 Lawyers $78,468 77.5%
4 Computer software engineers $70,252 87.3%
5 Computer & information systems managers $65,520 85.4%
6 Physicians & surgeons $63,960 59.1%
7 Management analysts $59,228 78%
8 Human resource managers $59,124 67.9%
9 Speech-language pathologists $58,448 100%
10 Computer scientists & systems analysts $56,264 83.7%

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