It’s a common complaint: men make more than women in the workforce. But while that’s true overall (a recent study showed that full-time working women made 80% of the salary full-time working men made in 2009), it isn’t true for every career. Here are four careers where women bring home more bacon than their male counterparts. All statistics were pulled from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) June 2010 report “Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2009”.
Teacher Assistants (also called instructional aides or teacher aides) do just what their name implies – they assist teachers. Teacher assistants help with class instruction, marking student assignments and providing support for the students. They work in different environments, from preschool to high school, or community centers or child care facilities.
The BLS estimates there are 596,000 people working as Teacher Assistants in the U.S., 40% of whom work part-time. For the men working as teacher assistants, the median weekly paycheck is $453, while for women it is $474, meaning they make 104.6% of the earnings their male counterparts do.