8 precise dates when women in healthcare begin 'working for free' this year

The median salary for women working full-time in the U.S. is approximately 80 percent of that for men, meaning a number of women "work for free" for a portion of the year, according to an analysis published in the Washington Post.

Data journalist Xaquín G.V. combined data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate the gender wage gap by occupation, education, experience and geography.

Here's when women in eight healthcare-related occupations begin working for free based on Mr. G.V.'s analysis of the wage gap.

  1. Physicians and surgeons: Sept. 8
  2. Dentists: Oct. 8
  3. Nursing, psychiatric and home health aides: Nov. 28
  4. Physical therapists: Dec. 2
  5. Registered nurses: Dec. 6
  6. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses: Dec. 12
  7. Pharmacists: Dec. 13
  8. Medical assistants: Dec. 14

To access the Washington Post analysis, click here.

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