Strategy These are the 37 jobs in the US where women earn more than men

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The gender pay gap affects women across industries — but, in these jobs, women actually out-earn men on average.

Women out-earn men in a number of blue collar and white collar occupations. play

Women out-earn men in a number of blue collar and white collar occupations.

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• The gender pay gap typically focuses on industries where women earn less than men.

• But, in the United States, that doesn't hold true for every occupation.

• Census data indicates that in certain jobs, women actually earn more than men on average.



Gender pay gap statistics tend to focus on situations where women are paid less than men for the same work.

And it's true that, in most locations and in the majority of jobs, women earn less money than their male counterparts.

But Business Insider analyzed data from the US Census Bureau's 2016 American Community Survey and found that women actually out-earn men in a handful of occupations.

The survey focused on median earnings for both male and female full-time, year-round workers over the age of 16. Women earn more than men in a number of jobs, ranging from blue collar to white collar.

Here are the jobs where the gender pay gap favors women:

Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers

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Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers

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Average wages for men: $43,659

Average wages for women: $43,673

Number of male workers: 129,949

Number of female workers: 15,644

Female computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers make 100.0% as much as male computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers.



Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products

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Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products

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Average wages for men: $41,612

Average wages for women: $41,637

Number of male workers: 71,088

Number of female workers: 68,783

Female wholesale and retail buyers make 100.1% as much as male wholesale and retail buyers.



Conservation scientists and foresters

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Conservation scientists and foresters

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Average wages for men: $60,340

Average wages for women: $60,827

Number of male workers: 14,086

Number of female workers: 4,149

Female conservation scientists and foresters make 100.8% as much as male conservation scientists and foresters.



Phlebotomists

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Phlebotomists

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Average wages for men: $30,925

Average wages for women: $31,160

Number of male workers: 12,560

Number of female workers: 69,886

Female Phlebotomists make 100.8% as much as male Phlebotomists.



Funeral service managers

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Funeral service managers

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Average wages for men: $60,487

Average wages for women: $61,597

Number of male workers: 4,173

Number of female workers: 1,560

Female funeral service managers make 101.8% as much as male funeral service managers.



Computer network architects

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Computer network architects

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Average wages for men: $98,123

Average wages for women: $100,471

Number of male workers: 86,504

Number of female workers: 6,368

Female computer network architects make 102.4% as much as male computer network architects.



Emergency management directors

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Emergency management directors

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Average wages for men: $68,407

Average wages for women: $70,337

Number of male workers: 5,663

Number of female workers: 1,641

Female emergency management directors make 102.8% as much as male emergency management directors.



Miscellaneous construction and related workers, including solar photovoltaic installers

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Miscellaneous construction and related workers, including solar photovoltaic installers

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Average wages for men: $35,573

Average wages for women: $36,556

Number of male workers: 42,825

Number of female workers: 2,068

Female miscellaneous construction and related workers make 102.8% as much as male miscellaneous construction and related workers.



Medical records and health information technicians

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Medical records and health information technicians

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Average wages for men: $37,208

Average wages for women: $38,404

Number of male workers: 14,938

Number of female workers: 133,364

Female medical records and health information technicians make 103.2% as much as male medical records and health information technicians.



Glaziers

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Glaziers

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Average wages for men: $40,196

Average wages for women: $41,583

Number of male workers: 37,023

Number of female workers: 149

Female glaziers make 103.5% as much as male glaziers.



Embalmers and funeral attendants

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Embalmers and funeral attendants

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Average wages for men: $28,629

Average wages for women: $29,681

Number of male workers: 5,293

Number of female workers: 1,287

Female embalmers and funeral attendants make 103.7% as much as male embalmers and funeral attendants.



Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

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Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

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Average wages for men: $52,318

Average wages for women: $54,796

Number of male workers: 182,671

Number of female workers: 40,123

Female transportation, storage, and distribution managers make 104.7% as much as male transportation, storage, and distribution managers.



Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers

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Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers

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Average wages for men: $30,233

Average wages for women: $31,652

Number of male workers: 58,748

Number of female workers: 1,082

Female vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers make 104.7% as much as male vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers.



Dietitians and nutritionists

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Dietitians and nutritionists

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Average wages for men: $47,439

Average wages for women: $49,886

Number of male workers: 8,095

Number of female workers: 62,634

Female dietitians and nutritionists make 105.2% as much as male dietitians and nutritionists.



Structural metal fabricators and fitters

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Structural metal fabricators and fitters

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Average wages for men: $42,896

Average wages for women: $45,391

Number of male workers: 22,602

Number of female workers: 829

Female structural metal fabricators and fitters make 105.8% as much as male structural metal fabricators and fitters.



Chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders

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Chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders

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Average wages for men: $51,737

Average wages for women: $54,830

Number of male workers: 43,856

Number of female workers: 4,722

Female chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders make 106.0% as much as male chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders.



Proofreaders and copy markers

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Proofreaders and copy markers

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Average wages for men: $38,538

Average wages for women: $41,357

Number of male workers: 2,139

Number of female workers: 3,974

Female proofreaders and copy markers make 107.3% as much as male proofreaders and copy markers.



Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators, including pile-driver operators

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Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators, including pile-driver operators

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Average wages for men: $46,485

Average wages for women: $50,129

Number of male workers: 262,747

Number of female workers: 6,566

Female operating engineers and other construction equipment operators make 107.8% as much as male operating engineers and other construction equipment operators.



Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians

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Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians

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Average wages for men: $28,017

Average wages for women: $30,258

Number of male workers: 8,616

Number of female workers: 1,789

Female ambulance drivers and attendants make 108.0% as much as male ambulance drivers and attendants.



Pumping station operators

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Pumping station operators

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Average wages for men: $62,053

Average wages for women: $$67,083

Number of male workers: 18,917

Number of female workers: 623

Female pumping station operators make 108.1% as much as male pumping station operators.



Tire builders

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Tire builders

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Average wages for men: $41,952

Average wages for women: $45,525

Number of male workers: 11,501

Number of female workers: 1,029

Female tire builders make 108.5% as much as male tire builders.



Meeting, convention, and event planners

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Meeting, convention, and event planners

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Average wages for men: $42,729

Average wages for women: $47,221

Number of male workers: 24,116

Number of female workers: 72,233

Female meeting, convention, and event planners make 110.5% as much as male meeting, convention, and event planners.



Correspondence clerks

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Correspondence clerks

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Average wages for men: $45,353

Average wages for women: $50,434

Number of male workers: 1,603

Number of female workers: 2,322

Female correspondence clerks make 111.2% as much as male correspondence clerks.



Agricultural inspectors

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Agricultural inspectors

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Average wages for men: $47,000

Average wages for women: $52,455

Number of male workers: 7,187

Number of female workers: 5,538

Female agricultural inspectors make 111.6% as much as male agricultural inspectors.



Installation, maintenance, and repair helpers

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Installation, maintenance, and repair helpers

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Average wages for men: $31,076

Average wages for women: $35,351

Number of male workers: 11,641

Number of female workers: 405

Female installation, maintenance, and repair helpers make 113.8% as much as male installation, maintenance, and repair helpers.



Semiconductor processors

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Semiconductor processors

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Average wages for men: $36,050

Average wages for women: $41,018

Number of male workers: 1,203

Number of female workers: 538

Female semiconductor processors make 113.8% as much as male semiconductor processors.



Telecommunications line installers and repairers

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Telecommunications line installers and repairers

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Average wages for men: $49,989

Average wages for women: $56,978

Number of male workers: 120,639

Number of female workers: 4,965

Female telecommunications line installers and repairers make 114.0% as much as male telecommunications line installers and repairers.



Crossing guards

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Crossing guards

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Average wages for men: $31,130

Average wages for women: $36,219

Number of male workers: 6,311

Number of female workers: 4,553

Female crossing guards make 116.3% as much as male crossing guards.



First-line supervisors of protective service workers

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First-line supervisors of protective service workers

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Average wages for men: $46,609

Average wages for women: $54,717

Number of male workers: 49,742

Number of female workers: 16,833

Female first-line supervisors of protective service workers make 117.4% as much as male first-line supervisors of protective service workers.



Construction trade helpers

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Construction trade helpers

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Average wages for men: $26,378

Average wages for women: $31,607

Number of male workers: 25,104

Number of female workers: 1,238

Female construction trade helpers make 119.8% as much as male construction trade helpers.



Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters

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Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters

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Average wages for men: $51,456

Average wages for women: $66,068

Number of male workers: 8,893

Number of female workers: 926

Female explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters make 128.4% as much as male explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters.



Motor vehicles electronic equipment installers and repairers

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Motor vehicles electronic equipment installers and repairers

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Average wages for men: $33,363

Average wages for women: $43,438

Number of male workers: 6,247

Number of female workers: 118

Female motor vehicle electronic equipment installers and repairers make 103.2% as much as male motor vehicle electronic equipment installers and repairers.



Mining machine operators

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Mining machine operators

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Average wages for men: $66,715

Average wages for women: $91,628

Number of male workers: 41,142

Number of female workers: 334

Female mining machine operators make 137.3% as much as male mining machine operators.



Structural iron and steel workers

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Structural iron and steel workers

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Average wages for men: $50,571

Average wages for women: $70,904

Number of male workers: 44,643

Number of female workers: 1,029

Female structural iron and steel workers make 140.2% as much as male structural iron and steel workers.



Brickmasons, block masons, and stonemasons

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Brickmasons, block masons, and stonemasons

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Average wages for men: $33,437

Average wages for women: $52,637

Number of male workers: 98,324

Number of female workers: 428

Female brickmasons, block masons, and stonemasons make 157.4% as much as male brickmasons, block masons, and stonemasons.



Roofers

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Roofers

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Average wages for men: $30,268

Average wages for women: $50,141

Number of male workers: 141,632

Number of female workers: 1,548

Female roofers make 165.7% as much as male roofers.



Oil, gas, and mining derrick, rotary drill and service unit operators

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Oil, gas, and mining derrick, rotary drill and service unit operators

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Average wages for men: $70,027

Average wages for women: $158,929

Number of male workers: 15,545

Number of female workers: 90

Female rotary drill and service unit operators make 227.0% as much as male rotary drill and service unit operators.



Survey researchers

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Survey researchers

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Average wages for men: $23,794

Average wages for women: $64,931

Number of male workers: 423

Number of female workers: 1,030

Female survey researchers make 272.9% as much as male survey researchers.