ELECTRICIANS and motor mechanics may be professions dominated by men but there's money to be made if you are a woman.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data shows there are a number of jobs where women earn more than men on average, and they are not necessarily in female-dominated industries.Truck drivers, bookkeepers, dentists, psychologists and generalist medical practitioners all made the list.In many cases, women are in the minority but the ones who do work in the profession are extremely passionate and excel in their field.James Tinslay, CEO of the National Electrical and Communications Association, said the industry does not get a high number of female electrician apprentices."There's no two ways about it, it's a very male dominated industry. But when we have had females they tend to be overachievers."Greg Hatton, deputy CEO of the Motor Traders' Association of NSW, said female motor mechanics often move into specialised work."They do part interpreter work or it's more and more common you'll see female technicians move into service advisory," said Mr Hatton."They're areas where they're doing a few more hours to pick up overtime."
Domestic cleanersMen $783Women $1863.90 (138 per cent more)ElectriciansMen $1560.60Women $2902.70 (86 per cent more)Dental hygienists, technicians and therapistsMen $1294.60Women $1873.50 (45 per cent more)Paving and surfacing labourersMen $1322Women $1922.90 (45 per cent more)
HousekeepersMen $661Women $902.50 (37 per cent more)Structural steel and welding trades workersMen $1653.30Women $2156.50 (30 per cent more)
Dental practitionersMen $2248.30Women $2879.60 (28 per cent more)