Male internists earn on average $50K more than females: 4 study facts

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.

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