U.S. gender wage gap for the most common occupations for women 2018

The statistic shows the gender wage gap for the most common occupations for women in the United States in 2018, by median weekly earnings. In 2018, female elementary and middle school teachers earned on average 982 U.S. dollars per week, while their male counterparts earned 1,148 U.S. dollars.

Gender wage gap for the most common occupations for women in the U.S. in 2018, by median weekly earnings

OccupationWomen's earningsMen's earnings
Elementary and middle school teachers9821,148
Registered nurses1,1561,271
Secretaries and administrative assistants753903
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides513558
Managers, all other1,3411,628
Customer service representatives680689
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers672911
Cashiers463468
Accountants and auditors1,1081,404
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers8351,050
Receptionists and information clerks606593
Office clerks, general701670
Maids and housekeeping cleaners457559
Retail salespersons543764
Financial managers1,2621,784
Personal care aides493555
Social workers897958
Waiters and waitresses478551
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks739778
Education administrators1,2451,563
Secondary school teachers1,0921,226
Preschool and kindergarten teachers*643-
Teacher assistants550584
Cooks437518
Counselors9131,004
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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Data not available for men's earnings.
The data is based on full-time workers only.
Earnings data are published only for occupations with an estimated minimum of 500,000 workers.

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