A recent article by HealthEconomics.Com Founder and CEO Patti Peeples and Nova Southeastern University’s Manuel Carvajal and Ioana Popovici suggests there exists a pay gap between men and women in health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), with men earning higher wages and salaries than their female counterparts. The article was published in the October 2019 issue of Applied Health Economics and Health Policy.
The study analyzed self-reported data collected in the HealthEconomics.Com 2015 Salary Survey, and included 403 global professionals in health economics, outcomes research and market access. The study design consisted of a two-way classification model with multiple replications and three inequality indicators.
“Within each location, men earned higher wages and salaries than women, and within each gender, HE/OR/MA professionals living in the USA earned higher wages and salaries than those living outside the USA. Evidence of a gap was suggested by the presence of gender and location disparities in earnings determinants,” the authors write. “Results also suggested the presence of moderate inequality that was similar for both genders and greater for non-US than US residents.”