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Top 10 Highly Paid Jobs for Women in 2021

Top 10 Highly Paid Jobs for Women in 2021
Top 10 Highly Paid Jobs for Women in 2021

Women usually take jobs, which are in some way associated with their passions. Not all jobs are equal though. Some are more convenient and well paid than others. There are several occupations, which offer a nice mosaic of a good salary, employment opportunities, job security, and manageable life-work balance. Who wouldn’t want a job like that? 

We are going to discuss some incredible career opportunities, which are worth pursuing. For women who are seeking career advice, tag along!

2021’s Top 10 Best-Paying Jobs for Women

  1. Fashion Designer
  2. Computer Programmer
  3. General Practitioner (Physician)
  4. Nursing
  5. Attorney/Lawyer
  6. Pharmacist
  7. Public Relations Specialist
  8. CPR Instructor
  9. Optometrist
  10. Compensation Manager

Let’s talk about them!

Fashion Designer

Isn’t designing every woman’s passion? Women are ultra-conscious about designing their clothes. They are always thinking about hoarding their wardrobes with more outfits. They are all about trying different styles and cuts. They just want to stay on top of the trend game when it comes to clothing and fashion. With her passion and aesthetic sense, she can work wonders in this field. Working as fashion designers they can earn around $65,170 a year. Later they can introduce their own brand.

Computer Programmer

For women, who don’t like to move around a lot while work and sit comfortably at a desk, this is a good one. On a basic level, programmers need to debug, rewrite, maintain, test/retest software programs, and so on. Their job involves retrieving and storing data too. They are well acquainted with various computer languages that exist. Computer programmers earn around $82,240 per year. 

General Practitioner (Physician)

Also called a generalist or GP, a general practitioner is basically a physician who hasn’t specialized in a particular branch of medicine. They provide routine health care checkups such as immunizations, physical examinations, assessing and treating different illnesses, conditions, and injuries. It is a noble and highly paid occupation. You can earn around $189,000 annually. 


You must have seen many nurses in doctor’s offices and hospital bedsides. This community is fast-growing and there are more than 3.9 million nurses in the United States alone. Nursing is rapidly expanding into a set of specialized jobs. These jobs range from oncology to elder care. You may call it a stereotypical idea but the common notion about nursing is that as a profession, it suits women well. And it is right here in the list of well-paid jobs. There are a good number and types of degrees in nursing. For entry-level positions, BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) is required. Nurses generally make over $91,000 a year!


Do you know that the female lawyers make up almost 45 percent of the total number of lawyers? You can make as much as $81,112 a year with this career choice. The interested women need to pass the bar examination of their state. And after that, you are responsible for representing your individual clients in courts and counseling for legal disputes. You can also pursue providing legal advice to your corporate clients. 


As a pharmacist, you will work for a drugstore, pharmacy or a medical clinic. You will be responsible for dealing directly with the patients and dispensing drugs to them. All you need is meticulous attention in scrutinizing the details of prescriptions. Consider this to be of paramount importance for this position. The average salary of a pharmacist is around $111K annually. And it’s bad! Currently, 53 percent of women are pharmacists in the United States. 

Public Relations Specialist

If you are considering this as a profession, know that a lot of finesse is involved when it comes to production and distribution of communication materials needed to promote and uphold the image of the client. Women are good when it comes to the gift for gab. But you also need to be a pro at the art of selling. Public Relations Specialists earn $67,990 annually. 

CPR Instructor

Women who choose to become CPR instructors will be teaching and demonstrating clinical units and classrooms, enlightening them about the significance of patient care. It is worth considering a job for women. In the United States, you can earn up to $120,907 annually. 


O.D. or Doctors of Optometry examine our eyes. If you choose this profession, you are responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders as well as correcting the eyesight/vision. They are responsible for prescribing contact lenses or glasses. You can earn a staggering amount of more than $101K salary. Only 57% of women have entered this profession. 

Compensation Manager

The annual salary for this position is more than $97,572. This is a whopping amount if you consider that women make only 64 percent of employment. Compensation managers have to deal directly with the company or business’s payroll as well as programs for employee-compensation. This includes benefits and packages. Going back to the reference, a compensation manager there would have to give the employees a clear idea of whether they get a Spectrum Internet package, health insurance, house rent, and so on. 

Rodger Sander is a senior writer at The Daily Stength Inc, where he covers media and advertising and co-hosts the Original Content podcast. Previously, he worked as a tech writer at Adweek, a senior editor at the tech blog VentureBeat, and a local government reporter at the Hollister Free Lance. He attended Stanford University and now lives in Brooklyn.

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