CHICAGO (AP) - A new study says women physician-scientists are paid much less than their male counterparts. The salary difference over a career could pay for a college education, a spacious house, or even a retirement nest egg.
The study authors took into account factors that could affect salary, including choice of medical specialty and academic rank. They still found women earned on average about $12,000 less per year than men. Over a 30-year career, that adds up to more than $350,000.
They surveyed 800 doctors also working as researchers who had received prestigious federal grants. The results are being published in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association.
AP Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/LindseyTanner