Women internists make 80 cents for every dollar earned by men


(Reuters Health) – In internal medicine, women earn less than men even when they’re in the same specialty and working the same hours in similar types of medical practices, a U.S. study suggests.

Overall, half of male internists have annual salaries of at least $250,000, compared with $200,000 for female internists, the analysis of survey data from 374 full-time physicians found. That translates into women earning 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, researchers report in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Compensation in medicine is extremely complex and often opaque,” said…



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