The averages in the table below were computed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  They represent the average earnings for full-time workers in the listed occupations during 1999.  In the spaces in the right-hand column, write out the percentage of male earnings made by females in each occupation.  To calculate those percentages, divide each women’s average by the men’s, then multiply the result by 100. Round off to the nearest 1/100 (the second decimal place) and add a percent sign (%). Without the percent sign (%), you have the amount (on average) women were paid for every one hundred dollars earned by men in that occupation in 1999.

 Overall Average Average Difference % Earnings Average Male Female Male-Female Female/Male All Occupations \$28,548 \$32,136 \$24,596 \$7,540 76.54% Accountant 37,596 46,332 33,852 12,480 73.06% Bartender 17,368 17,368 17,368 0 100.00% Bookkeeper 23,036 24,856 22,880 1,976 92.05% Bus Driver 22,256 25,896 19,968 5,928 77.11% Computer Programmer 46,696 48,620 40,976 7,644 84.28% Doctor 65,832 70,928 44,304 26,624 62.46% Engineer 54,132 55,016 48,516 6,500 88.19% Farm Laborer 15,808 16,172 13,468 2,704 83.28% Firefighter 38,688 38,740 N/A N/A N/A Lawyer 60,736 69,680 50,648 19,032 72.69% Librarian 36,400 N/A 35,568 N/A N/A Plumber 30,940 30,992 N/A N/A N/A Police/Detective 39,052 39,832 33,800 6,032 84.86% Real Estate Sales 34,164 39,884 30,420 9,464 76.27% Registered Nurse 39,000 41,132 38,844 2,288 94.44% School Administrator 47,476 55,952 42,588 13,364 76.12% Secretary 23,036 N/A 23,036 N/A N/A Teacher 35,776 39,936 34,268 5,668 85.81% Waiter 15,704 16,900 15,288 1,612 90.46%

Source: Median Weekly Earnings of full-time wage and salary workers in 1999
U.S. Department of Labor EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS January 2000

Each average in the above table is the median weekly earnings multiplied by 52.

N/A means that no data is available as fewer than 50,000 people fell into this category.