The gender pay gap persists, although there’s been some progress. According to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women now earn 81 cents for every dollar earned by men—19 cents more than in 1979, the first year for which figures were available. But not all jobs offer the same opportunities for working women.
Although the focus around women's paychecks tends to be centered on how they match up to those of men, there are also discrepancies between what women in different careers make compared to one another.
According to that same report, various careers bring in high salaries for women: healthcare occupations, law, management, and technology jobs are among the top money-making positions.
Curious about which occupations offer the most earning potential for working women? Per the BLS, these careers are among the most lucrative.