In 2015, among full-time workers, women were paid about 20% less than men: median weekly earnings were $726 per week for women, compared to $895 per week for men, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
While women still lag behind when it comes to wages, there are a handful of jobs where female workers are raking in over $1,300 a week.
Using data from the BLS, GOBankingRates rounded up the 17 highest-paying jobs for women.
Here, we've highlighted the top 11.
Median Weekly Earnings: $1,302
BLS job description: Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly.
Median Weekly Earnings: $1,325
BLS job description: Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help organizations investigate complex issues, identify and solve problems, and make better decisions.
Median Weekly Earnings: $1,348
BLS job description: Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization's efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.
Median Weekly Earnings: $1,415
BLS job description: Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.
Median Weekly Earnings: $1,448
BLS job description: Engineers' duties can range from research and development to design, testing, and involvement in manufacturing and maintenance processes.
These professionals work in multiple areas, including aviation, electrical, computer hardware, and the petroleum industry.
Median Weekly Earnings: $1,522
BLS job description: Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners, also referred to as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), coordinate patient care and may provide primary and specialty healthcare.
Median Weekly Earnings: $1,533
BLS job description: Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses.
Median Weekly Earnings: $1,563
BLS job description: Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization.
Median Weekly Earnings: $1,717
BLS job description: Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.
Median Weekly Earnings: $1,811
BLS job description: Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions.
Median Weekly Earnings: $1,836
BLS job description: Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.