Top paying jobs for women-Your thoughts?

  1. There's a new article in Yahoo news today about the top 10 paying jobs for women. Number 1 was Pharmacist and on down the line was Women Physicians but really the amounts are what shocked me a little. I guess I thought I'd make a lot less than them but not really. Here's the article:
    http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work...ry_negotiation
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  3. by   Katnip
    Is anyone else bothered by the fact that women are still earning less then men in the same job, and it seems to be ok with employers and lawmakers?

    Also, I'm surprised by the fact that I make more than the average female physician. Is that a brand new one, or a resident?
  4. by   mommyonamission
    Salaries and pay scales will always be an issue. There's a reason why employers never want employees talking amongst each other about their wages! Interesting article.
  5. by   DolceVita
    Quote from Katnip
    Is anyone else bothered by the fact that women are still earning less then men in the same job, and it seems to be ok with employers and lawmakers?
    In a word yes it is outrageous. People and companies tend to do what they can get away with. If a company can get away with paying ANYONE less they will.

    In my previous corporate life I wouldn't get out of bed for that avg. CEO salary. It is a joke.

    I'd be curious to know if male nurses get more than female nurses, in general.
  6. by   chicookie
    I went into the wrong field.
  7. by   DolceVita
    You know what...I am actually even more annoyed by this article. If you look at the other article "top paying jobs" they are surgeon, anesthesiologist, internist, oral maxillo facial surgeon etc.

    I am considerably more bothered that top paying jobs for women are not the same as for men.

    They really shouldn't give it the title "Top Paying Jobs for Women"
  8. by   UserG
    Quote from Katnip
    Is anyone else bothered by the fact that women are still earning less then men in the same job, and it seems to be ok with employers and lawmakers??
    It seems to be okay with them because it is a myth. Check out this book review: http://www.iwf.org/campus/show/18948.html. BTW, that's a feminist site with a female author.
    "Farrell documents occupations requiring bachelor's degrees in which women's starting salaries actually exceed men's." Does that bother anyone? Or that fewer men than women graduate from college? (I don't say "Is anyone else bothered the fact that colleges graduate fewer men than women?")

    What I'm just bothered about is whether most of us will have jobs that can support our families and not burn us out in five years.
  9. by   DolceVita
    That is NO feminist website. It is more a collection of women with highly conservative views. You might just want to have a wee recheck of what constitutes a feminist.
  10. by   CrufflerJJ
    Quote from chicookie
    I went into the wrong field.
    Nope - probably not. I hope that you went into the field that you chose. Pay isn't everything (as long as you're earning enough to meet your basic needs). After 22 years in engineering, I was making plenty of money.

    I wasn't happy, though.

    It will be years before I earn anywhere near what I did in my engineering job, but I'm hoping that this new career will offer me the challenges & growth opportunities that I was missing as an engineer. We'll see!
  11. by   UserG
    Quote from DolceVita
    That is NO feminist website. It is more a collection of women with highly conservative views. You might just want to have a wee recheck of what constitutes a feminist.
    Last time I checked, it meant someone who advocates for female equality. But do you find fault with the conclusion?

    I've got a sister that graduated with the same degree from the same college as her husband. They then received the same law degree from the same university. For the first 3 years out of law school, they made approximately the same salary (she made a little more based on the part of town she was in). BUT, she has taken the last 5 years off to raise two wonderful nephews and a beautiful niece. Meanwhile, he has risen the ranks and is a named partner in the firm. Her law knowledge has gone stale. If she decided to return to her profession, should they receive the same salary? (the point of the article?)

    We are an evidence based profession and I'm presenting some evidence. Or do you just want to take pot shots at the differences in our definitions?
  12. by   Multicollinearity
    Something is wrong with this article. I don't believe this is accurate:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work...ry_negotiation
    Women physicians and surgeons came in far behind pharmacists at No. 6 on the list, earning a median of $1,230 per week.
    Female physicians and surgeons earning a median of $1200 per week? No.
  13. by   oramar
    Some people have pointed out in other articles that women tend to take more government jobs which pay less but are more secure. Men work in the high finance type of situations. It is men that have lost their jobs in
    droves in the downturn. You know what, I don't even know if it is true but I have read it. My cousins wife just lost her job at a mental health facility for children with problems. State just cut her position. So it could be the first round of cutbacks were in male dominated professions, second round of layoffs could be related to loss of government revenues and could be mostly women.
  14. by   bluemartian
    I question some of these polls, I noticed that lawyer was ranked #3, my sister is an attorney here in florida, shes been licensed for 7 years and attorneys are being layed off in droves.

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