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Today is Equal Pay Day, a day designated by the National Committee on Pay Equity nearly two decades ago to raise awareness and recognize the persistent wage gap between men and women. And if data from Bureau of Labor Statistics are any indication, there's still a lot of work to be done.
In 2015, men still earn more than women in all but one occupation, according to a BLS survey released in February.
The job? Stock clerks and order fillers, who earn between $21,680 and $24,490 on average. And even still, these jobs made up only 0.7 percent of women in the full-time workforce, according to a report released today by the Center for American Progress, which analyzed the BLS data.
Women made an average of 82 percent of the weekly earnings of men, according to 2013 BLS data. But the wage gap is smaller in some occupations.
Click ahead to see five jobs with the smallest gap—and five with the widest gap. While the gap is shrinking in some professions, it remains stubbornly high in others, including top-paying positions such as CEOs and surgeons.
—By Rebecca Ungarino, Special to CNBC
Posted 14 April 2015
Female stock clerks and order fillers made 101.98 percent of what their male counterparts made, according to data released in February by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, making that the only general profession in which women earned more than their male counterparts.
More than a third of all stock clerks and order fillers employed in February were women.
Female health practitioners and support technicians earn 100 percent of what men earn, making that the only general profession in which men and women earn the same wages across the board.
Women make up 79.01 percent of all health practitioners and support technicians.
Female maids, housekeepers and cleaners make 99.01 percent of what their male counterparts make, and comprise 83.95 of the general profession's total population.
Female food preparation workers earn 97.57 percent of what male food preparation workers earn, and make up half of the total occupation.
Female cooks earn 97.36 percent of what their male counterparts earn, and females comprise 33.62 percent of the total occupation.
As for the professions where the pay gap was the widest, female personal financial advisors earned 61.33 percent of what their male counterparts earned, and comprised 40 percent of personal financial advisors nationally.
Female physicians and surgeons earn 62.24 percent of male physicians and surgeons, and make up 37.42 percent of the occupation.
Female securities, commodities and financial services sales agents earned 65.12 percent of what their male counterparts made last year, and females comprise 35.32 percent of the total profession.
Female financial managers earn 67.44 of what male financial managers earn. Females comprise 53.49 percent of the profession.
Female first-line supervisors of production and operating workers earn 69.96 percent of what their male counterparts make and comprise a mere 17.49 percent of the occupation.