In the 1950s, the Job With the Highest Percentage of Women was Secretary, And it's the Same Today
Back in the 1950s and 1960s, the job with the highest percentage of women was SECRETARY. And as you've seen on "Mad Men", they were treated with the utmost respect. But times have changed, and women have come a LONG way in the business world. So today, the job with the highest percentage of women is . . . STILL secretary.
According to a new study, of the four million secretaries and administrative assistants in the U.S., 96% are female. Of course, unlike the 1950s, women are in OTHER jobs today too. Women are doctors, lawyers, business owners, and CEOs of major companies. But plenty of women still gravitate toward secretarial work, and men really don't.
And if you want to be angry about something, you know the WAGE GAP that exists between male and female workers? Yeah, even that 4% of male secretaries make more money than female secretaries. The average male secretary made $39,641 in 2010. The average female secretary made $34,304, that's $5,000 less.