New research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found there is a significant wage gap between male and female internists.
Researchers from the American College of Physicians surveyed 784 physicians on compensation, demographics and employment characteristics.
Here are four key takeaways:
1. The median salary for men was $250,000, while for women it was $200,000.
2. Women earned less than men in every internal medicine specialty, with male specialists earning $29,000 more, and $45,000 more for subspecialists.
3. A gap was noted between physicians who own their practice, with men earning $72,500 more than women. Among employed physicians, men earned $43,000 more.
3. The study focused only on respondents working full time, and the gender-based salary differences were the same regardless of whether the physician was a parent.
4. "With women making up more than one-third of the active U.S. physician workforce, an estimated 46 percent of all physicians in training, and more than one-half of all medical students, inequalities in compensation must be understood and eliminated," the researchers wrote.
Click here to read the study.