Shoot for the Stars! Top 25 Paying Jobs for Women in Wisconsin

The job hunt and career challenges that women face can be daunting, and for most people, it is often a search that can lead to dead ends. Balancing career goals, seeking pay commensurate with experience, finding focus to challenge and fuel an aspiring career in any industry, can be a difficult combination to find. Perhaps the biggest challenge for women in today’s job market is the ability to find a suitable job and pay structure. To get started, here’s a look at the top paying jobs in Wisconsin for women in various professions.

Traditional professions for women in this Midwest state include secretaries, office managers, nurses, legal assistants, teachers, and administrative health careers. However, the recent surge of women entrepreneurs, independent business owners, CEO’s, and middle and high-level managers proves that women in Wisconsin have many opportunities to grow in their careers, despite the ‘glass ceiling’ we often attribute to the working woman.

This list provides the top 25 occupations by median salary in 2004 in all occupations in Wisconsin. Women can grow and enter many of these industries and job markets, and create a fulfilling life and career:

  1. Anesthesiologists $145,600+
  2. Internists, General $145,600+
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists $145,600+
  4. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons $145,600+
  5. Orthodontists $145,600+
  6. Prosthodontists $145,600+
  7. Psychiatrists $145,600+
  8. Surgeons $145,600+
  9. Chief Executives $141,800+
  10. Physicians and Surgeons, $139,600
  11. Family and General Practitioners $136,200
  12. Pediatricians, General $135,400
  13. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $135,400
  14. Dentists, General $122,400
  15. Air Traffic Controllers $102,400
  16. Astronomers $99,100
  17. Engineering Managers $99,000
  18. Lawyers $97,400
  19. Podiatrists $97,300
  20. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $97,300
  21. Computer and Information Systems Managers $94,400
  22. Marketing Managers $90,500
  23. Natural Sciences Managers $90,100
  24. Petroleum Engineers $90,000
  25. Law Teachers, Postsecondary $89,000

Source for salary information: America’s Career InfoNet 2006

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