As much as we don’t like it, gender pay gaps exist in the workplace. The issue has been in the headlines and progress is being made— but the fact remains. Women are wildly successful in some areas of the professional world and get paid well for their hard work. Here are the current highest paying jobs for women.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Women in CEO positions are rare. Rarer still is the fact that women in CEO positions make a salary slightly higher than their male counterparts. Women in these positions are responsible for creating, planning, and implementing strategic decisions for the business they’re in charge of. They get paid big bucks to do a good job, bringing in a whopping average of $14 million per year.


It’s an anesthesiologist’s job to administer anesthesia and to monitor a patient before, during, and after surgery. This is such an important job and women get paid big bucks to ensure a patient’s safety. At an average of $281,000 per year, anesthesiologists are number two on the list of high paying jobs for women.


Medication is essential in today’s world because it’s necessary to treat or cure what ails us. That’s where pharmacists come in. It’s their job to gather quality medication and dispense the proper amounts to us. They also give advice on which medicines to take and which ones will interact with one another. A pharmacist can make an average of $121,000 per year. Not bad!


It’s difficult to pin down the average salary of an attorney because there are so many different fields an attorney can practice in. No matter what sector they choose to practice in, it’s an attorney’s job to research and interpret the law so they can present their case. The work they do on their client’s behalf makes them an average of $115,000 per year.

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioners are highly skilled individuals who are trained to diagnose, manage, and treat common medical conditions for patients. You’ll find these women working in family practice, urgent care, and health clinics.  These important medical professions make an average of $100,000 per year for taking care of their patients.