New York's newest male physicians make nearly $27k more than female peers

For newly trained physicians in New York, the pay gap between men and women is growing, with male physicians making nearly $27,000 more on average in their starting incomes than their female counterparts, according to the Center for Health Workforce Studies.

The study authors examined starting salary trends for physicians who completed graduate medical education training in New York over the last 15 years, using data from the organization's Resident Exit Survey.

The average male physician's starting income was $26,367 more than a female's in 2016 after the authors controlling for specialty, setting, practice location and patient care hours. The gender pay gap was less than $10,000 in 2005 and only $11,931 in 2010.

Additionally, the authors found significant gender wage gaps across specialties, with a number of female physicians earning less than male physicians in the same specialty.

"As has been observed in the general labor workforce, even as women have become a greater proportion of physicians in the workforce, the gender disparity in income has persisted and is growing," the study authors wrote.  

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