Navigation Links
Gender Gaps Persist in Pay at Academic Medical Centers

Female professors in top spots paid less than male peers, study finds

FRIDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Accomplished women in academic medicine are paid less than their male counterparts, a new study shows.

"The gender gap in pay has been well-documented, but what was not understood was whether academic accomplishments could overcome the pay gap," study leader Catherine DesRoches, of the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital, said in a news release. "Our study found that, across the board, men are being paid substantially more than equally qualified and accomplished women at academic medical centers."

DesRoches and colleagues analyzed responses to anonymous surveys sent to more than 3,000 randomly selected faculty members in life science departments at the top 50 academic medical centers receiving U.S. National Institutes of Health funding in 2003 or 2004.

The study found that female professors worked many more hours per week than male professors. This was primarily because the women spent extra time in administrative and other tasks rather than teaching, doing research or caring for patients. Among associate professors, there was no significant difference in the hours worked by women and men.

After they controlled for a number of factors, including research productivity and academic ranking, the researchers concluded that women earned from $6,000 to $15,000 less per year than men with similar levels of accomplishment.

"These differences may seem modest but over a 30-year career, an average female faculty member with a Ph.D. would earn almost $215,000 less that of a comparable male," DesRoches said. "If that deficit were invested in a retirement account earning 6 percent per year, the difference would grow to almost $700,000 over a career. For department of medicine faculty, that difference could be almost twice as great."

The study appears in the April issue of the journal Academic Medicine.

More information

The American Association of University Women has more on pay gaps per state.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Academic Medicine, news release, March 31, 2010

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Gender-Neutral Flex-Friendly Certification Makes the Business Case for Flex Even in a Tough Economy.
2. Anti-Drinking Ads That Engender Guilt May Not Work
3. Study finds gender gap persists in cardiac care
4. Beating Heart Differs by Gender, Age: Study
5. Demystifying a Common, Persistent Virus
6. Racial Disparities Persist in Hospital Stroke Care
7. Risk of Death Persists After a Hip Fracture
8. Violent crime race gap narrows, but persists in US
9. Racial disparities persist in the diagnosis of advanced breast cancer and colon cancer in the U.S.
10. Traumatic brain injuries: Motor deficits can persist even after what appears to be a full recovery
11. West Nile virus infection may persist in kidneys years after initial infection
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Many people know of the common symptoms of ... and dry skin. But many people who find their cholesterol levels and weight are ... their thyroid, especially if they don’t have any of the other symptoms. , Thyroid ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... prices in an early celebration of the early holiday shopping season. Starting Wednesday ... each (normally $33.95 ea). Black Friday promotional pricing is in addition to any ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , ... November 24, 2015 , ... New patients who ... a referral for dental implants at her Mississauga, ON practice. Dr. Williams ... in the placement of dental implants. , Missing teeth can lead to a ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... In ... the different restrictions and variables that determine which patients are or are not eligible ... patients that have a BMI over 40, are more than 100 pounds overweight, or ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Preparing for the LDT ... 3:00 p.m. EST, , FDA has long asserted that design and ... to performing the tests and do not meet the device regulations. , Come up ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... , November 24, 2015 F1000Workspace ... for scientists - since it was launched just six months ... reference management and authoring platform for scientists - since it ... million references have been loaded on to F1000Workspace ... scientists - since it was launched just six months ago. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... iRhythm Technologies, Inc. , a leading digital health care solutions company ... in the 27th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference at The New ... . Kevin King , Chief Executive Officer of iRhythm, is ... --> --> About iRhythm ... . --> iRhythm is a privately held digital healthcare ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... The uptake of recently approved and pipeline premium ... of market growth to 2021, says GBI Research ... products for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM), will be a key driver ... . --> The uptake of recently approved and pipeline ... driver of market growth to 2021, says GBI Research ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: