Female academic ophthalmologists paid less than male colleagues
Female academic ophthalmologists are paid less than their male academic ophthalmologists and closing the pay gap may help achieve parity in the field, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Amongst full-time academic physicians practicing in US medical schools, for the fiscal year 2019-2020, female academic ophthalmologists were paid a mean of $50,300 less than males. Women also earned approximately $25,100 and $104,400 less than males in nonsurgical specialties and general surgery, respectively.
Overall women were compensated between 75% and 82% of men’s compensation.
Emami-Naeini P, Lieng MK, Chen J. Sex Differences in Salaries of Academic Ophthalmologists in the United States. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2022; doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2022.0376