PhotoThere's been much discussion of pay inequities among men and women. Women have pointed out they tend to earn less than men for doing the same work and for assuming the same level of responsibility.

The financial news site 24/7 Wall St. has taken it a step further, conducting an analysis, using government data, to pinpoint the occupations where the pay inequity is greatest. It came up with "The 20 Worst-Paying Jobs for Women in America."

Here's the list:

  1. Personal financial advisors

  2. Insurance sales agents

  3. Physicians and surgeons

  4. Real estate brokers and sales agents

  5. Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents

  6. Marketing and sales managers

  7. Administrative services managers

  8. Sales representatives, services, all other

  9. Other teachers and instructors

  10. Financial managers

  11. Credit counselors and loan officers

  12. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

  13. Retail salespersons

  14. Property, real estate, and community association managers

  15. Accountants and auditors

  16. Bartenders

  17. Lodging managers

  18. Financial analysts

  19. Designers

  20. First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

Some surprises

The analysis found that women working as first-line supervisors in food service earn 72.8% of what men in those jobs do. But that's better than working as a personal financial advisor, the editors say. There, women earn just 55.6% of what a man does.

You might be surprised to see some of the occupations on the list, especially near the top of the list. But the report notes that the jobs where pay inequity is greatest tend to be the highest-paying jobs. Women earn a nice salary but men tend to earn an even nicer one.

The 24/7 Wall St. report comes on the heels of University of Chicago research, which we reported earlier this week, noting that women financial advisors -- the occupation where the pay gap is widest -- are fired for violations of policy more often than men.


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