The 20 Worst-Paying Jobs For Women Right Now

By Fiza Pirani
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Of the 20 job titles on the list, female personal financial advisers experience the widest pay discrepancy of all.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

When it comes to gender pay inequality, little has improved in the past decade.

Women working for full-time wages or salary still earn approximately 20 percent less than their male counterparts in the same positions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

And some careers fare worse than others.

Using 2008-2017 data from BLS, analysts at 24/7 Wall St. ventured to find the worst-paying jobs for women based on weekly gender pay inequality in 150 full-time wage and salary occupations.

The majority of industries with the largest gender pay gaps are male dominated, analysts found.

Of the 20 job titles on the list, female personal financial advisers experience the widest pay discrepancy of all.

In fact, “the typical female financial adviser earns less than $1,000 a week, compared to the median weekly wage for men in the occupation of $1,662,” a 58.9 percent disparity, according to the report.

Administrative services managers were deemed second worst, followed by securities, commodities and financial services sales agents, all male-dominated fields.

Here are the 20 worst-paying jobs for women, according to 24/7 Wall St.:

-Personal financial advisers
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 58.9 percent

-Administrative services managers
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 62.2 percent

-Securities, commodities,and financial services sales agents
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 64.3 percent

-Emergency medical technicians and paramedics
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 65.5 percent

-Sales representatives, services, all other
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 67.7 percent

-First-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 68.8 percent

-Real estate brokers and sales agents
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 70.6 percent

-Financial managers
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 71.1 percent

-First-line supervisors of production and operating workers
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 71.1 percent

-First-line supervisors of retail sales workers
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 71.7 percent

-Credit counselors and loan officers
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 71.9 percent

-Other teachers and instructors
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 72.7 percent

-Taxi drivers and chauffeurs
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 72.7 percent

-Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 73 percent

-Designers
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 73.1 percent

-Human resources managers
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 73.2 percent

-Marketing and sales managers
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 73.7 percent

-Diagnostic related technologists and technicians
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 74.1 percent

-Retail salespersons
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 74.3 percent

-Training and development specialists
Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 74.7 percent

(Learn more about the 24/7 Wall St. study and its methodology at 247wallst.com.)

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