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Study: New York physicians continue to experience gender-based pay discrimination

Residency Program Insider, February 16, 2018

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Between 2010 and 2016, the wage gap between male and female physicians in New York has more than doubled, despite the growing number of women entering the profession. According to research done by the University of Albany, male physicians went from earning $11,931 more than their female counterparts in 2010 to $26,367 in 2016.

While the study is limited to New York, the state composes approximately 15% of the medical school graduates in the United States. National level research has uncovered similar trends. According to 2015 data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, even though one in three physicians/surgeons are women, they continue to earn 69 cents for every dollar made by their male colleagues.

Other New York studies have found similar examples of income disparity present in specialties where females are more likely to practice. For example, the pay gap between males and females in family medicine between 2014 and 2016 was $20,134, and in obstetrics/gynecology it was $12,697.

Source: Modern Healthcare



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