10 cities with highest, lowest pay for female physicians

Mackenzie Bean - Print  | 

The gender wage gap was 28 percent for physicians in 2020, up from 25.2 percent last year, according to Doximity's 2020 Physician Compensation Report.

Doximity collected self-reported compensation survey data from more than 44,000 licensed U.S. physicians who practice at least 40 hours a week. The report examines how compensation changed from 2019-20, evaluating trends across metropolitan areas, medical specialties, gender and employment type.

The report found female physicians earn an average of $116,289 less than male peers. 

Ten cities where female physicians had the highest average annual salary:

1. Milwaukee — $363,717
2. Minneapolis — $354,160
3. Jacksonville, Fla. — $350,418
4. Birmingham, Ala. — $334,327
5. Cincinnati — $334,208
6. Phoenix — $325,834
7. St. Louis — $324,657
8. Atlanta — $323,785
9. Dallas — $321,698
10. Nashville, Tenn. — $318,890

Ten cities where female physicians had the lowest average annual salary:

1. Oklahoma City, Okla. — $238,797
2. Hartford, Conn. — $239,897
3. Memphis, Tenn. — $246,531
4. Virginia Beach, Va. — $256,678
5. Providence, R.I. — $262,595
6. Baltimore — $263,611
7. Washington D.C. — $270,209
8. Pittsburgh, Pa. — $273,195
9. Tampa, Fla. — $274,240
10. Detroit — $275,980

To see the medical specialties with the largest wage gaps between men and women, among other report findings, click here.

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