IT dominates top 10 best-paid jobs for women

IT jobs dominated Forbes' top 10 best-paid jobs for women this year, taking four of the 10 places.

IT jobs dominated Forbes' top 10 best-paid jobs for women this year, taking four of the 10 places.

Computer programmers make their first appearance on the list at number seven, with women earning an average of $62,000 a year. Despite women making up only 21% of computer programmers, the business site made it sound appealing to working mothers - full-time hours don't generally exceed 40 a week and telecommuting is increasingly common, as opposed to many well-paid jobs which can demand a lot of time and constant presence from staff.

Computer scientists and systems analysts are number nine on the list, with approximate yearly earnings of $60,500 - 92% of men's earnings.

Computer software engineers are number five, earning about $68,000 a year. Women make up only 21% of the workforce, however, and earn 85% of men's wages.

Computer and information systems managers are number four, earning about $73,500 a year. The pay gap appears to grow as staff climb the ladder, with women earning 79% of men's pay.

The only jobs that pay more than these IT positions are lawyers, pharmacists and chief executives.

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