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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.  In the available spaces, write out the average amount you think males and females earned in each occupation in 1999.

Overall

Average

Average

Average

Male

Female

All Occupations

$28,548

 

 

Accountant

37,596

 

 

Bartender

17,368

 

 

Bookkeeper

23,036

 

 

Bus Driver

22,256

 

 

Computer Programmer

46,696

 

 

Doctor

65,832

 

 

Engineer

54,132

 

 

Farm Laborer

15,808

 

 

Firefighter

38,688

 

 

Lawyer

60,736

 

 

Librarian

36,400

 

 

Plumber

30,940

 

 

Police/Detective

39,052

 

 

Real Estate Sales

34,164

 

 

Registered Nurse

39,000

 

 

School Administrator

47,476

 

 

Secretary

23,036

 

 

Teacher

35,776

 

 

Waiter

15,704

 

 

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.


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