Salary Gap Exists Between Male, Female Physicians
Recent female medical school graduates have annual incomes nearly $17,000 less than their male counterparts, even though women increasingly are entering high-income specialties, according to a new Health Affairs study. Researchers said the pay gap could stem from female physicians intentionally accepting less pay for jobs that offer flexible work hours and more family-friendly benefits.
- "Pay Gap Widening Between Male, Female Doctors" (Steenhuysen, Reuters, 2/3).
- "Female Doctors Earn Less Than Male Doctors -- And That's a Good Thing, Researchers Say" (Kaplan, "Booster Shots," Los Angeles Times, 2/3).