Gender pay gap down slightly, but much work remains to be done
A substantial gender pay gap still exists, according to a report from Doximity. According to the 2023 Physician Compensation Report, men earned nearly $110,000 more than their female counterparts in 2022, representing a 26% pay gap, even when salaries were controlled for specialty, location, and years of experience. This gap has decreased slightly from 28% in 2021, but is still significant, with women physicians earning far less than their male counterparts in all specialties. The report notes that this disparity may contribute to an even higher burnout rate among women physicians, with nearly 92% of women physicians surveyed reporting overwork, compared to 83% of men.
The gender pay gap in medicine is not a new issue, and the report emphasizes the continued importance of increasing gender pay transparency and equity in health care. The report's findings provide a stark reminder of the ongoing disparities between male and female physicians and highlight the need for continued efforts to address and eliminate this pay gap.