For the longest time, women were considered mere second-class citizens in the work place, not being given the same opportunities as the men to flourish professionally. But since the advent of feminism and the increasing clamors for gender equality, women have certainly started to come into their own. With the exceptions of female monarchs, who were given the crown by decree of birth, women were rarely in leadership roles. But people who lived a hundred years ago probably never thought the day would come when women would hold positions of great power. Today, we’ve had women presidents rule countries, female CEOs of multi-million dollar corporations, and numerous other women who’ve dominated male-prevalent industries.
As a result, women today are demanding higher wages in their jobs. Many industries still give bigger salaries to men, perhaps by tradition or because of the nature of the job. But luckily for women, there are many industries now where females are actually paid more than males who hold the same position as they do.
13 Transportation security screeners
12 Teachers (pre-school, kindergarten, special education)
11 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment
10 Producers and directors
9 Construction worker supervisors
7 Health technicians
5 Therapists (respiratory and occupational)
3 Bookkeepers and Auditors
2 Operations Research Analysts
1 Computer Support Specialists
The field of Information Technology is already filled with women, who took to taking up computer-related courses in college or university to further enhance their careers. As a result, women have displayed exceptional performance as computer support specialists, earning 106.1% more than men. For troubleshooting software glitches and helping enhance computer systems, women take home an average of $951 a week, while men earn $896.
Sources: huffingtonpost.com, cbsnews.com, forbes.com
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