Pay Equity Test
Overall Average Earnings 
Average Male Earnings 
Average Female Earnings 
Total Employed 
Women Employed 

Social worker 
$31,252 
$34,372 
$30,108 
705,000 
485,000 
Reporter 
39,000 
41,756 
36,868 
212,000 
98,000 
Cook 
15,704 
16,404 
14,508 
1,311,000 
511,000 
Maid 
15,392 
17,160 
15,028 
472,000 
385,000 
Source: Median Weekly Earnings of fulltime wage and salary
workers in 1999
U.S.
Department of Labor EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS January 2000
Each average in the above table is the median weekly earnings multiplied by 52.
Use the information for the circled occupation in the above table to answer the first 4 questions below. Write out the formula that you used to get your answer in the space beneath each of them. Also write and circle your answer. If you do not use a calculator, show your work on the reverse side of this sheet. In that case, number each calculation so that I can tell which problem it solves.
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