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Though a pay gap persists--women's earnings remain stalled at around 80% of men's--women are finding the jobs that pay them the most, and some may surprise you. Based on a U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau 2008 analysis, we ranked women's median weekly earnings as full-time wage and salary workers to uncover the highest paying jobs for women.

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Women's median weekly earnings: $1,260

Women's median yearly earnings: $65,520

Percentage of men's earnings: 85.4%

Education required: Bachelor's degree; often a technology-specific MBA

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Women's median weekly earnings: $1,351

Women's median yearly earnings: $70,252

Percentage of men's earnings: 87.3%

Education required: : Bachelor of computer science or software engineering

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Women's median weekly earnings: $1,509

Women's median yearly earnings: $78,468

Percentage of men's earnings: 77.5%

Education required: : LSAT; J.D. degree; about seven years of collegiate study

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Women's median weekly earnings: $1,603

Women's median yearly earnings: $83,356

Percentage of men's earnings: 80.1%

Education required: : Varies; many hold a bachelor's or graduate degree in business administration or more specialized discipline

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Women's median weekly earnings: $1,647

Women's median yearly earnings: $85,644

Percentage of men's earnings: 84.9%

Education required: : PCAT; Pharm.D. degree; six to seven years of collegiate study

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