11 jobs where women make more than men

It's still not common, but there are instances where women are out-earning men. Certain professions, according to a recent Glassdoor pay gap study, actually pay women more than men who are doing the same work.

Which jobs? Social workers took the top spot. 

The career site found that female social workers do make, on average, $1.08 to their male counterpart's dollar. 

The research was based on thousands of Glassdoor salaries shared anonymously by employees online. Here is the complete list of 11 jobs that pay women more than men:

11. Therapist

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Median salary: $43,621
Percentage higher pay: 0.5%

10. Business coordinator
Median salary: $42,836
Percentage higher pay: 0.5%

9. Procurement professional
Median salary: $65,584
Percentage higher pay: 0.8%

8. Health educator
Median salary: $40,908
Percentage higher pay: 0.9%

7. Social media professional
Median Salary: $36,093
Percentage Higher Pay: 1.9%

6. Communications associate

Medial Salary: $45,000
Percentage Higher Pay: 2.2%

5. Physician advisor

Median Salary: $143,307
Percentage Higher Pay: 2.4%

4. Purchasing specialist

Median Salary: $50,000
Percentage Higher Pay: 5.5%

3. Research assistant

Median Salary: $67,843
Percentage Higher Pay: 6.6%

2. Merchandiser

Median Salary: $29,216
Percentage Higher Pay: 7.6

1. Social Worker

Median Salary: $47,726
Percentage Higher Pay: 7.8%

Despite the 11 glimmers of hope for women seeking higher salaries than their male counterparts, the same Glassdoor study concluded that there is a long way to go. 

"The gender pay gap is real, both in the U.S. and around the world," concluded the report. 

Based on more than 505,000 salaries shared by full-time U.S. employees on Glassdoor, the study found that men make 24.1 percent higher base pay than women on average, or some 76 cents more per dollar. 

According to the research, "Men earn more than women on average in every country we examined, both before and after adding statistical controls for personal characteristics, job title, company, industry and other factors designed to make an apples-to-apples comparison between workers."

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