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Female Doctors Make $105,000 Less Than Male Peers, Review Finds

  • ‘This is still a persistent issue, and it’s pervasive’
  • Female physicians paid less regardless of their specialty

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Female doctors made about 28 percent less than their male peers last year, a gender wage gap that persisted across different medical specialties and different parts of the country, according to a survey of U.S. physicians.

On average, male doctors made $380,866, while women made $275,311. While women were more likely to practice medicine in lower-paying specialties like primary care, even in more lucrative fields like orthopedic surgery or plastic surgery they were also paid substantially less than men, said Christopher Whaley, an assistant adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health who wrote the report for Doximity Inc.