Career Advice, Careers

Female doctors make 8% less than men: 5 tips to negotiate an equitable salary

You and Peter took the same MCAT and both got into the top-rated medical school in the country. You took out the same 6-figure loan to pay for your medical education. You both matched into top research hospitals and spent tireless 80-hour weeks serving patients and perfecting your craft. You were both at the top of your residency class and landed attending jobs at the hospitals of your choice. The only difference is you now make 8% less than Peter. That translates into approximately $91,000 less per year than your male counterparts. It’s hard to believe in 2017 woman are still fighting the equal pay battle. The system is broken and changes need to be made. But we’ll cover that in another blog post. Today we’ve gathered our favorite tips negotiating a fair salary and getting paid what you’re worth!

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