Chart of the day: Female doctors earn $50,000 less than male doctors

The gender pay gap among doctors, dentists and other health care workers has grown over the past decade, says Sarah Kliff over at the Wonkblog, citing new research in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

As you can see in the chart below, even adjusting for hours and years of experience, female doctors earn less than their male counterparts.

Chart showing female doctors' pay is less than male counterparts over time.Kliff writes that differences in specialty might explain some of the gap, but the study’s three authors all agree that even without the specialty adjustment the space between male and female doctors’ salaries still merits examination.

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Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to her work at Feministing, Lori is an Associate Director at Planned Parenthood Global. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

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