NU Online News Service, Oct. 23, 2003, 1:22 p.m. EDT – The 211,000 women who worked full time selling insurance in the United States in 2002 earned 66.5% of what the 197,000 full-time male insurance sales people earned, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The median weekly wages for women in insurance sales was $580 per week, while the median for men was $872, meaning that half of all women in insurance sales earned more than $580 per week and that half of all men in insurance sales earned more than $872 per week.
The ratio of median female earnings to median male earnings was only 64.1% for full-time workers who sold securities and financial services, but the ratio was 75.3% for full-time workers in real estate sales.
The ratio for the 334,000 women and 133,000 men who worked full time in 2002 as insurance adjusters, examiners and investigators was 77.2%. The median weekly wage was $570 for women and $738 for men.