20 cities where female physicians are paid the most, least

The gender wage gap among physicians fell below a six-digit figure for the first time in 2018, according to Doximity's 2019 Physician Compensation Report.

Doximity collected self-reported compensation survey data from more than 90,000 licensed U.S. physicians who practice at least 40 hours a week. The report examines how compensation changed from 2017-18, evaluating trends across metropolitan areas, medical specialties, gender and employment type.

Researchers found male pay was stagnant in 2018, while female pay increased 2 percent. In 2017, female physicians earned $105,000 less than male peers. This gap dropped to $90,490 in 2018.

Here are 10 metro areas where female physicians received the highest average annual salary in 2018:

  1. Milwaukee — $351,247
  2. Bridgeport, Conn. — $319,577
  3. Seattle — $306,310
  4. Minneapolis — $303,416
  5. Riverside, Calif. — $302,937
  6. Orlando, Fla. — $301,789
  7. Jacksonville, Fla. — $296,143
  8. Charleston, S.C. — $295,874
  9. Los Angeles — $290,569
  10. Birmingham, Ala. — $288,663

Here are 10 metro areas where female physicians received the lowest average annual salary in 2018:

  1. Providence, R.I. — $220,482
  2. Durham, N.C. — $226,594
  3. Louisville, Ky. — $230,754
  4. Virginia Beach, Va. — $232,172
  5. Austin, Texas — $232,333
  6. San Antonio — $239,680
  7. Las Vegas — $241,268
  8. Chicago — $248,925
  9. New Haven, Conn. — $249,508
  10. Miami — $253,411

To view Doximity's full report, click here.

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