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Pay Gap Confirmed: Male Physicians Earn More



A study finds a "significant gender gap" in starting salaries, by gender, of physicians leaving residency programs in New York State between 1999-2008. Researchers writing in Health Affairs say this is an unexplained trend that seems to be growing over time, and needs to be further studied.



2 comments on "Pay Gap Confirmed: Male Physicians Earn More"
Randy (2/3/2011 at 4:15 PM)

I must respectfully disagree with Rosalie. At least in the medical world, wage is almost always tied to production based on professional fees. It is also a fact that women frequently (and with good reason) ask for more flexibility in working arrangements. This will always translate into lower productivity based on fewer patient contacts. This is not prejudice...just the facts.
Rosalie (2/3/2011 at 1:06 PM)

In ever job men are paid more and I don't see why. Both sexes are doing the same thing and performing at the same level and in many cases men are shown a preference while women need to prove themselves. Across the board it should be equal pay and if it is not that company should be fined. Healthcare companies are government funded there salary records should be audited.