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10 jobs where women earn more than men

Sheryl Sandberg is one of many public advocates of equal pay.
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Sheryl Sandberg is one of many public advocates of equal pay.

Despite having made significant progress over the past few decades, women still earn 78 cents for every dollar men earn, data from various independent organizations show.

In fact, research shows that the pay gap is even worse for women of color and women over 45 years of age. It's a persistent issue that has business leaders like Sheryl Sandberg concerned.

But a 2016 report by jobs platform Glassdoor says there might be a silver lining. Women earn more than men in certain job roles, according to the report, titled, "Demystifying the Gender Pay Gap."

Not surprisingly, the job titles are not in the tech or finance world, two industries notorious for unequal pay.

The Glassdoor report, which considers more than 505,000 anonymous, self-submitted salary reports, says that these are the 10 jobs where women are less likely to face a gender pay gap.

10. Business coordinator

Business coordinators usually handle administrative functions such as purchasing, billing, reporting and filing. Women in this field make 0.5 percent more than men, or $1.01 on the dollar.

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9. Procurement professional

Procurement professionals are in charge of purchasing items for a company, often handling contracts and negotiating prices with vendors. Women in this role earn 0.8 percent more than men, or about $1.01 on the dollar.

8. Health educator

Health educators teach others about living well. They work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nonprofit organizations, doctors' offices, businesses and college campuses. Women in this role earn 0.9 percent more than men, or about $1.01 on the dollar.

7. Social media professional

Social media professionals manage and help grow a company's social media presence. Women in this position earn 1.9 percent more than men, or about $1.02 on the dollar.

6. Communications associate

Communications associates keep the press and the public up to date on an organization's news and updates. Women in this position earn 2.2 percent more than men, or about $1.02 on the dollar.

5. Physician advisor

Physician advisors ensure hospitals operate in accordance with different medical codes. Women in this position earn 2.4 percent more than men, or about $1.02 on the dollar.

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4. Purchasing specialist

These specialists manage purchases for an organization like a hotel, restaurant or construction company. Women in this position earn 5.5 percent more than men, or about $1.06 on the dollar.

3. Research assistant

Research assistants help in data collection and analysis. Women in this position earn 6.6 percent more than men, or about $1.07 on the dollar.

2. Merchandiser

Merchandisers promote specific retail products and services and work to increase sales. Women in this position earn 7.6 percent more than men, or about $1.08 on the dollar.

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1. Social worker

Social workers showed the most promising results. Women in this position earn 7.8 percent more than men, or about $1.08 on the dollar.