A family medicine assistant in Florida is reportedly earning $117.9,000 a year, but that’s just the starting pay for the job.
The Palm Beach Post reports that a family medicine specialist in Jacksonville, Florida earned $117K in 2016, which means she was earning $7,000 more than her male counterpart.
This is in addition to her overtime, according to the Post.
The Post also reports that this female family medicine employee was the only female in the entire region earning more than the men in her division.
The gender pay gap in family medicine has become a topic of national concern.
In 2017, President Donald Trump declared the gap between men and women as a “national disgrace,” and the Department of Labor released a report stating that women make up less than half of family physicians.
However, many argue that this is a myth, because men and boys are far more likely to be in the family medicine field.
This isn’t necessarily the case, as women have been making strides in the field of family medicine.
The gap in pay in family medical is a problem for many reasons, including gender discrimination, lack of funding and career advancement.
According to a report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the United States is one of only six countries where women are underpaid compared to men, with women earning less than 40 percent of the national median income.