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The 20 Best Paying Jobs for Women in 2015 ...

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The 20 Best Paying Jobs for Women in 2015 ...

Forbes Magazine is a great one for lists and one of their latest is this one. Analyzing median weekly earnings data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2014, Forbes found that top paying careers for women are in science, healthcare and engineering. All of the top 20 best paying jobs pay a median yearly salary of just under $80,000. Ready to see which jobs will earn you top money?

1 Sales Engineer

Sales Engineer Approximate median annual salary - $134.5k
Women as % of total profession – 5%

2 Miscellaneous Math and Science Occupations

Miscellaneous Math and Science Occupations Approximate median annual earnings - $129k
Women as % of total profession – 67%

3 Astronomer and Physicist

Astronomer and Physicist Approximate median annual earnings - $119k
Women as % of total profession – 25%

4 Nurse Anesthetist

Nurse Anesthetist Approximate median annual earnings - $114k
Women as % of total profession – 63%

5 Petroleum Engineer

Petroleum Engineer Approximate median annual earnings - $105k
Women as % of total profession – 25%

6 Pharmacist

Pharmacist Approximate median annual salary - $99k
Women as % of total profession – 52%

7 Upholsterer

Upholsterer Approximate median annual earnings - $95k
Women as % of total profession – 9%

8 Construction Trades

Construction Trades Approximate median annual earnings - $93k
Women as % of total profession – 4%

9 Nuclear Technician

Nuclear Technician Approximate median annual earnings - $99k
Women as % of total profession – 100%

10 Architectural & Engineering Managers

Architectural & Engineering Managers Approximate median annual earnings - $90k
Women as % of total profession – 6%

11 Electronics and Electrical Engineer

Electronics and Electrical Engineer Approximate median annual salary - $90k
Women as % of total profession – 11%

12 Economist

Economist Approximate median annual earnings - $88k
Women as % of total profession – 44%

13 Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner Approximate median annual earnings - $87k
Women as % of total profession – 90%

14 Lawyer

Lawyer Approximate median annual earnings - $83k
Women as % of total profession – 34%

15 Chief Executive

Chief Executive Approximate median annual earnings - $82k
Women as % of total profession – 26%

16 Aerospace Engineer

Aerospace Engineer Approximate median annual salary - $80k
Women as % of total profession – 15%

17 Sociologist

Sociologist Approximate median annual earnings - $80k
Women as % of total profession – 80%

18 Computer and Information Systems Manager

Computer and Information Systems Manager Approximate median annual earnings - $80k
Women as % of total profession – 27%

19 Natural Sciences Manager

Natural Sciences Manager Approximate median annual earnings - $79k
Women as % of total profession – 56%

20 Aircraft Mechanic and Service Technician

Aircraft Mechanic and Service Technician Approximate median annual earnings - $79k
Women as % of total profession – 3%

You can read more about the results and data here forbes.com