Physician Salary Gender Gap Tops $36K

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Male physicians starting out make more than $36,000 than their female counterparts on average, according to a new study in Health Affairs that compared starting compensation.

From 1999 to 2017, the average starting compensation for men was $235,044 and $198,426 for women. In more recent years, the gap actually widened compared to the earlier years…

…Researchers collected data of graduating residents from the New York Survey of Residents Completing Training from the Center for Health Workforce Studies of the University of Albany, State University, between 1999 and 2017. Since 2014, questions about work-life balance were added to the survey, such as asking respondents how to rate the importance of control over some job characteristics

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