Female physicians earn 20 percent less than their male counterparts, according to a new study released today by Doximity, a social network for physicians and advanced practice clinicians.
Though physicians overall made 4 percent more across the board in 2017 than in 2016, more than half of the 50 metropolitan statistical areas surveyed saw the gender wage gap increase for female physicians, said Christopher Whaley, lead author of the Doximity study and adjunct professor at University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.
Phoenix, is No. 6 on the list of the top 10 highest average annual physician salaries in the U.S.
Phoenix is No. 9 on the top 10 list of highest average annual female physician salaries in the U.S.
Whaley is quoted in The Phoenix Business Journal:
What was most concerning is the fact that in all specialties men make quite a bit more than women.
The study comes at a time when more women than men are enrolled in U.S. medical schools, he said.
Read more in The Phoenix Business Journal.