The question of how much money women earn remains a major problem in the world of work.

Although the modern approach focuses on how wages compare to men’s, there are also discrepancies between what women in different professions do compare to themselves in the same profession.

There is a diverse range of high-paying careers for women: occupations in health, law, management, and technology jobs are among the highest-paying jobs.

Read on to see the ranking of the highest-paid careers for women, based on average annual salaries.

General Manager

General Managers plan, coordinate, and supervise the operations of a company. Even though they earn, on average, the highest salary of all management positions, they also work extremely long hours and are essentially responsible for the success of their companies.

Pharmacist

Pharmacists administer and dispense drugs to patients who have received a prescription from their doctors. They also offer advice on the use of medications.

While most pharmacists work in retail pharmacies or the pharmacy section of supermarkets, others work in hospitals or clinical settings.

Nurse

Nurses coordinate patient care. Working independently or in collaboration with physicians, nurses provide primary or specialty medical care.

They are also known as advanced practice registered nurses and must have a master’s degree in the field and a state license.

IT Systems Manager

Information technology managers, also known as information technology managers, design, coordinate, implement and analyse computer-related projects.

Their responsibilities may include direct work in software and hardware, database development to web design, and designing a company’s IT strategies and approaches.

Most IT managers have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, although many have more specific graduate degrees.

Lawyer

Attorneys advise and represent clients, businesses, non-profits, or government organizations on legal matters or in legal disputes. Becoming a lawyer requires a four-year bachelor’s degree and more years of law training.

To work professionally, they must take and pass the bar exam in their country.

Software developer

Software developers create and help design computer programs. They do everything from analysing user needs to designing applications to helping write code to improve current software.

Medical Doctor

Doctors examine patients, diagnose medical conditions, prescribe medications, and design treatment plans.

They intervene to treat emergencies, revive accident victims, and stop bleeding.

Engineer

Engineers design, modify and repair chemical, electrical, computer, mechanical, and other physical structures. They specialize in areas such as civil, mechanical, computer, electrical, and chemical engineering.

Human Resources Manager

Human resource managers are responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new members of a company’s employees’ team.

Additionally, they may be involved in other aspects of employee relations, including payroll, benefits, and training. Human resource workers must also be equipped to handle conflict in the workplace and resolve disputes.

Marketing and Sales Manager

Engineers design, modify and repair chemical, electrical, computer, mechanical, and other physical structures. They specialize in areas such as civil, mechanical, computer, electrical, and chemical engineering.