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Highest Paying Careers for Women

Highest Paying Careers for Women

Salary data from PayScale.com.

Kristina Cowan | Payscale.com

Three seem to be three easily identifiable stages within modern women’s entrance into (and overtaking of) the world job market. First, women were to nurse and teach – not an absolute victory, because many men were not interested in working such jobs, but a victory nonetheless. Next, women were allowed to work in pretty much any career men worked in, except for lower pay, fewer benefits, and less job stability.

But now, there are female astronauts, business executives, lawyers, doctors, and politicians – who not only work in these fields, but are compensated for their hard work fairly. Which fields are most lucrative, and why (besides a fat paycheck) should women consider them? Career experts Susan Wilson Solovic , Dr. Laurence Shatkin and Dr. Warren Farrell weigh in on the best-paying careers for women:


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