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The 10 Top-Paying Jobs for Women

Brush up on Math to Land One of the Top-Paying Jobs

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The top-paying jobs for women include pharmacist

Top-paying jobs include pharmacist and physician

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Maybe you fell into your job by accident and your path seems fixed. But if you're just beginning your career or have an opportunity to refocus, looking at the top-paying jobs for women will help you get the most for each hour of work.

The top-paying jobs rely on technical, analytical and managerial skills. Top of the list of top-paying jobs for women are pharmacist, chief executive and lawyer.

No. 1 Top-Paying Job: Pharmacist

Women's median annual earnings: $85,644

Percentage of men's pay: 84.9%

No. 2: Chief Executive

Women's median annual earnings: $83,356

Percentage of men's pay: 80.1%

No. 3: Lawyer

Women's median annual earnings: $78,468

Percentage of men's pay: 77.5%

No. 4: Computer Software Engineer

Women's median annual earnings: $70,252

Percentage of men's pay: 87.3%

No. 5: Computer or Information Systems Manager

Women's median annual earnings: $65,520

Percentage of men's pay: 85.4%

No. 6: Physician or Surgeon

Women's median annual earnings: $63,960

Percentage of men's pay: 59.1%

No. 7: Management Analyst

Women's median annual earnings: $59,228

Percentage of men's pay: 78%

No. 8: Human Resource Manager

Women's median annual earnings: $59,124

Percentage of men's pay: 67.9%

No. 9: Speech-language Pathologist

Women's median annual earnings: $58,448

Percentage of men's pay: 100%

No. 10: Computer Scientist or System Analyst

Women's median annual earnings: $56,264

Percentage of men's pay: 83.7%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Forbes

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