JAMA: Wage gap persists for women physician-researchers

Published on June 14, 2012 at 5:32 AM · No Comments

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the average salary for women doctor-researchers was 16 percent lower than men, even after accounting for speciality, hours, etc.

Reuters: Women Doctors Make Less Than Men: Study
Female doctor-researchers make an average of $12,000 per year less than their male counterparts, even after their work hours and area of specialty are taken into account, according to a study out Tuesday. The wage gap between men and women is nothing new, but among doctors in particular it wasn't clear if the disparity was due to different career choices and work habits in men and women that could have affected their pay (Pittman, 6/12).

Modern Healthcare: Female Doc-Researchers Have Lower Salaries: Study
For the men, the overall average salary was $200,433 or some 16.3 percent higher than the women, whose average salary was $167,669 (Robeznieks, 6/12).

MedPage Today: Salaries Lag For Women Docs In Research
Even after adjustment for differences in specialty, academic rank, leadership positions, publications, and research time, there remained an absolute difference of $13,399 per year between the sexes>

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