Where is the wage gap between male & female physicians the greatest? 3 things to know

Male physicians earn on average $1.25 for every $1 female physicians earn, according to Doximity's 2019 Physician Compensation Report.

Doximity compiled the report from surveys completed by 90,000 licensed, full-time U.S. physicians who work at least 40 hours a week.

The key wage gap details to know:

1. The metro areas where the wage gap between male and female physicians is the greatest are:

● Louisville, Ky./Jefferson County, Ind. —- Female physicians earn 40 percent less, a difference of $154,077

● New Orleans —- 32 percent less, a difference of $131,394

● Austin, Texas — 31 percent less, or a difference of $106,748

● Hartford, Conn. —- 31 percent less, or a difference of $118,813

● Dallas, Texas —- 31 percent less, or a difference of $120,116

Between 2017 and 2018, the national gender wage gap dropped from 27.7 percent to 25.2 percent, or $9,490 less than the average male doctor.

2. Female physicians did not out-earn their male counterparts in any of the 50 metro areas Doximity studied.

3. The specialties with the largest wage gaps included pediatric pulmonology, otolaryngology and urology.

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