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Gender pay gap: Jobs that pay $10K+ more for men than women

Written on Aug 30, 2018

The gender pay gap has been well-documented and persists at around 20 cents less an hour in wages for women. Over the course of a year, those 20 cents add up.

The Memphis Business Journal analyzed U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data on weekly earnings for the nation's men and women in 2017.

The data shows that almost 50 occupations - out of more than 100 - had men earning $10,000 or more than women.

The two occupations with the narrowest pay difference between men and women were counselors and licensed practical and vocational nurses. In those professions, men made less than $500 a year more than women.

Only two occupations had a reverse pay gap: female wholesale and retail buyers earned about $300 more than men in 2017. And, female dining room, cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers had annual earnings that equaled about $1,900 more than their male counterparts in those jobs, annually.

Nationally, the gender pay gap for all occupations was about $8,900 on average in 2017.