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20 worst-paying jobs for women

In terms of a the pay gap, little has changed lately

A sheet of United States one dollar bills is seen on a light table during production at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington November 14, 2014.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron    (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
A sheet of United States one dollar bills is seen on a light table during production at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington November 14, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)

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 2008-17 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.:

1 Personal financial advisers

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 58.9 percent

2 Administrative services managers

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 62.2 percent

3 Securities, commodities,and financial services sales agents

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 64.3 percent

4 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 65.5 percent

5 Sales representatives, services, all other

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 67.7 percent

6 First-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 68.8 percent

7 Real estate brokers and sales agents

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 70.6 percent

8 Financial managers

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 71.1 percent

9 First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 71.1 percent

10 First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 71.7 percent

11 Credit counselors and loan officers

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 71.9 percent

12 Other teachers and instructors

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 72.7 percent

13 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 72.7 percent

14 Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 73 percent

15 Designers

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

16 Human resources managers

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 73.2 percent

17 Marketing and sales managers

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 73.7 percent

18 Diagnostic related technologists and technicians

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 74.1 percent

19 Retail salespersons

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 74.3 percent

20 Training and development specialists

Women’s earnings as percentage of men’s: 74.7 percent

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