From 2016-2017, physicians received an average 4% increase in wages. However, compensation varied significantly across geographical regions and between genders. In regards to the gender wage gap, in 2017, female practitioners earned 28% less than their male counterparts. In 2016, this disparity was only 26.5%.
Other trends were also noted. Women earned less than men in all of the top 50 metro areas in the U.S. The wage gap was as much as 37% in Charleston, 32% in Kansas City and Nashville, and 31% in Providence and Riverside. There was also no specialty in which female physicians earned more than male physicians.
These findings were published in Health Leaders Media on March 14, 2018.18