washington - if a woman wants to make more money than a man, her job options are severely limited. she could clean up hazardous waste. or install telecommunications lines. but not much else. the census bureau compiled statistics on hundreds of job categories from its 2000 headcount and found just five where women typically earn at least as much as men.
among registered nurses, 91 percent were women, but their median income was $42,000. men made $45,000, according to the census bureau's study.
carol cooke, a spokeswoman for the american nurses association, said that may be partly due to more men choosing higher-paying nursing fields, such as anesthesiology.
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earnings by occupation for men and women
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