8 Jobs That Pay Women More Than Men

The gender wage gap is alive and well in America.

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The gender wage gap is alive and well in America. Despite numerous strides in the workplace, women make just 81 cents for every dollar pocketed by men, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, when BLS compared the median weekly pay of full-time workers by sex, women outearned men in only two occupations: social services counselor and health technician.

But all hope is not lost for working women in search of bigger paychecks. We asked PayScale, a compensation research firm, to scour the data it has collected over the past year to unearth fields that tend to pay female workers more than comparable male workers in similar circumstances. After cross-checking the jobs on PayScale's list against other government labor data, we homed in on eight promising careers that pay women more than men.

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Stacy Rapacon
Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Rapacon joined Kiplinger in October 2007 as a reporter with Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and became an online editor for Kiplinger.com in June 2010. She previously served as editor of the "Starting Out" column, focusing on personal finance advice for people in their twenties and thirties.

Before joining Kiplinger, Rapacon worked as a senior research associate at b2b publishing house Judy Diamond Associates. She holds a B.A. degree in English from the George Washington University.