Thursday, July 14, 2016

Female Academic Physicians Earn $19,878 Less Than Males

JAMA recently published an analysis on salary differences between male and female academic physicians. Here are some key findings from the report:

·         34.7% of physician faculty at 24 public medical schools were women.

·         Women had lower mean salaries than men ($206,641 vs $257,957).

·         20.2% of women were full professors, compared to 38% of men.

·         Female academic physicians earned $19,878 less than males after adjustments.

·         17.6% of women were specialized in pediatrics, compared with 9.9% of men.

·         Women received lower Medicare payments ($38,409 vs $52,320).

Source: JAMA, July 11, 2016

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