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A Look at Pay Gaps and Gender

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If you’re a doctor in Charlotte, N.C., you’re ideally situated to benefit from the highest pay in the health care business. There’s just one catch: If you want that big money, you can’t be a woman.

That’s because the city also has the biggest gender wage gap in the nation. Female physicians in Charlotte make an average of 33 percent less than their male counterparts, a difference of $125,000 per year, according to a new report by the social media site Doximity.

The report tracks medicine’s pay disparities by geography. It reveals that pay for female doctors varies widely, though one thing remains consistent — women are always paid significantly less than men.

According to the report, in California male doctors make 32% more than female doctors. Read more here to learn how researchers account for the difference.

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