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Female physicians more satisfied despite earning less

After several years of proposed Medicare reimbursement cuts and relatively minor compensation increases for most specialties, it’s no surprise that the majority of physicians now report being dissatisfied with their current compensation levels. However, a recent study by Jackson & Coker, an Alpharetta, GA–based search firm, suggests that dissatisfaction is not equal throughout the work force. Female physicians are more likely to be satisfied than their male counterparts, despite earning less.

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