What kinds of differences exist between male and female hospitalists when it comes to pay and workload?
In terms of pay, data from the 2019 Today’s Hospitalist Compensation & Career Survey show that there is a wage gap and that female hospitalists do earn less than their male colleagues. But our data show that the wage gap appears to be shrinking. The most recent Today’s Hospitalist data found that women are paid on average $6,550 less than men, a wage gap of just over 2%. Data from our previous surveys have found that the gap was in the double digits.
Other data from our survey may point to possible reasons for that wage gap. Women tend to get less of their income from bonuses and incentives and more from salary, which may reduce their overall compensation.