Lawyers made #4 on the list:
Median weekly earnings: $1,461I was actually a bit surprised at the approximate median yearly earnings (only a meager $76,000???) and the earnings as percentage of men's earnings... But I've heard enough anecdotes about the woman lawyer in a couple taking a more "low-key" position than the man lawyer/banker/etc. once kids enter the picture. For example, one of my supervisors at an in-house position had made her transition when she found out she was pregnant and her husband was still working in BigLaw. This is just one example of many that I've heard where the woman chooses(?) to go the in-house/public-interest route (which basically usually means less demanding hours but also less pay) once the couple moves from coupledom into familydom.
Approximate median yearly earnings: $76,000
Women as percentage of the profession: 35%
Earnings as percentage of men's earnings: 77%
Last year's position: No. 3
Compare that info with that of #2 on the list, pharmacists.
Median weekly earnings: $1,605So, apparently the more well-represented women are IN a given field, the less the wage disparity between men and women. From these two examples (though a small sample), you can see a bit of that trend.
Approximate median yearly earnings: $83,500
Women as percentage of the profession: 48%
Earnings as percentage of men's earnings: 83%
Last year's position: No. 2
Saw this interesting little infographic today via Forbes Woman and that reminded me of putting up some of this related info together.
Infographic created by: Educational Leadership (who wanted me to remove the link because: "The reason I am contacting you today is to ask that you remove all links from christineispink.blogspot.com that lead to EducationalLeadership.com. I don't know which pages will remain after the overhaul, and I don't want you left with a dead link on your pages.")