Navigation Links
Male doctors make $12K more per year than female doctors
Date:6/12/2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Male doctors make more money than their female counterparts, even when factoring in medical specialty, title, work hours, productivity and a host of other factors, according to a comprehensive new analysis from researchers at the University of Michigan Health System and Duke University.

Results of the study appear in the June 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

"The gender pay disparity we found in this highly talented and select group of physicians was sobering," says lead study author Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of Michigan Medical School.

The researchers surveyed 800 physicians who had received a highly competitive early career research grant from the National Institutes of Health in 2000-2003. By focusing on these grants, the researchers narrowed the pool to an extremely select, highly motivated, highly talented group of physicians who are involved in academic medicine. The physicians were surveyed about a decade after receiving these grants, putting them now mid-career.

"People point to a lot of possible reasons for pay disparities, so we examined a population in which you would be least likely to pick up gender differences in salary. After we adjusted for a host of factors that could explain pay differences, we unmasked a pay disparity of $12,001 a year, or more than $350,000 over a career," Jagsi says.

The survey included 39 questions covering age, medical specialty, marital status, work hours, time spent in research, number of peer-reviewed publications, location, race, additional grants, leadership roles and other degrees.

Overall, the average annual salary was $200,422 for men and $167,669 for women, a difference of $32,764. Medical specialty was the biggest driver of salary difference. When the researchers factored that in, the men made $17,874 more. When the researchers adjusted for all factors, the gap was $12,001.

Spreading this out over 30 years, women would earn over $350,000 less than their similar male colleagues by the end of their career.

"To see that men and women doing similar work are paid quite differently in this cream-of-the-crop sample is both surprising and disturbing. I hope these findings will help inform policy discussions on how to address these disparities and ensure equal pay for men and women who are performing equal work," says Jagsi, who is also a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholar.

Senior author Peter Ubel, M.D., professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and its Sanford School of Public Policy, cautions against attributing the salary difference to conscious discrimination.

"For all we know, women are paid less in part because they don't negotiate as assertively as men, or because their spouse's jobs make it harder for them to entertain competing job offers. Nevertheless, whatever the reason for the salary disparity, academic medical centers should work to pay more fairly. A person's salary should not depend upon whether they have a Y chromosome," Ubel says.

The researchers have been awarded a new grant that will allow them to look at whether gender differences in salary were due to initial starting salaries or whether they accumulated over time.


'/>"/>
Contact: Nicole Fawcett
nfawcett@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. Female Doctors Earn Less Than Male Counterparts: Study
2. Men Can Still Ask for PSA Test, and Some Should, Doctors Say
3. Doctors Restore Some Hand Function to Quadriplegic Patient
4. Doctors Urge Routine Skin Screenings
5. Callahan honored for improving older adults health in their doctors offices
6. Doctors Detail High Costs of Fighting Malpractice Claims
7. Study finds doctors have exaggerated fears when starting patients on insulin
8. Procedure Might Ease Pain of Female Genital Mutilation
9. Females, Young Athletes Take Longer to Get Over Concussions
10. Female and younger athletes take longer to overcome concussions
11. Overuse Injuries Common Among Female College Athletes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Male doctors make $12K more per year than female doctors 
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Give To Cure today announced that it is ... Give To Cure’s campaign that is crowdfunding clinical trials to help find cures faster ... through a smart device. In 2015 alone, Venmo processed $7.5 billion in transactions among ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Dr. Justin Scott and Dr. ... Annual No Cost Dental Day to individuals in need. The event is scheduled to ... No Cost Dental Day is to provide dental care to community members in need. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... IL (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... In ... disguised form as a dream. A hallmark feature of patients with eating disorders is ... needs. The eating disorder behaviors and obsessions are regarded as maladaptive means for coping ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Calls Blacklist has just been updated by mobile ... and the developer has fixed known bugs within the app. Calls Blacklist allows its ... while not consuming any of their device’s battery power or memory. It provides a ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... , ... When one is tired of trying to cram belongings into spare space that just ... a storage unit, but before hastily spending money on a unit, take these tips into ... But what one is often not told when utilizing these services are some tips on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016 Aethlon Medical, Inc. ... , Chairman and CEO, will be presenting at Source Capital ... New York, NY at 2:15 p.m. ET on ... an Immunotherapy Panel discussion taking place at 3:15 p.m. ET. ... replay approximately one hour after the conclusion of the live ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016 --> ... "Fetal (Labor & Delivery) and Neonatal Care Equipment Market ... Oximeter, Phototherapy/Jaundice Management Devices, CPAP, Capnograph, & Resuscitator) - ... studies the global market over the forecast period of ... 6.28 Billion in 2015 and is poised to grow ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... DUBLIN, Ohio , Feb. 4, 2016 ... Pricing Program, or those already participating in the program, ... Guidance, often referred to as the , Mega-Guidance , ... the final guidance is published in September 2016. ... 340B Product and Service Marketing , summarizes the Mega-Guidance,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: