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Pay Equity Quiz - Answers for 1999

The following statistics were computed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  They represent the average earnings for full-time workers in the following occupations during 1999.  

Overall

Average

Average

Average

Male

Female

All Occupations

$28,548

$32,136

$24,596

Accountant

37,596

46,332

33,852

Bartender

17,368

17,368

17,368

Bookkeeper

23,036

24,856

22,880

Bus Driver

22,256

25,896

19,968

Computer Programmer

46,696

48,620

40,976

Doctor

65,832

70,928

44,304

Engineer

54,132

55,016

48,516

Farm Laborer

15,808

16,172

13,468

Firefighter

38,688

38,740

N/A

Lawyer

60,736

69,680

50,648

Librarian

36,400

N/A

35,568

Plumber

30,940

30,992

N/A

Police/Detective

39,052

39,832

33,800

Real Estate Sales

34,164

39,884

30,420

Registered Nurse

39,000

41,132

38,844

School Administrator

47,476

55,952

42,588

Secretary

23,036

N/A

23,036

Teacher

35,776

39,936

34,268

Waiter

15,704

16,900

15,288

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

            Each number 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.


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