A recently published linear additive model analysis by Carvajal, Peeples, and Popovici in the peer-reviewed journal Applied Health Economics and Health Policy based on the 2015 Salary Survey data from HealthEconomics.Com showed that men earned higher wages and salaries than women, in the United States (U.S.) and ex-U.S. The estimated gender gap was virtually identical for the median (15.4%) and the mean (15.6%), and was greater for respondents living in the US (26.7% median, 16.7% mean) than for respondents living outside the US (11.2% median, 10.5% mean).
According to the article, “the empirical evidence revealed that, compared to USA men’s median reported wages and salaries, USA women earned 73.3%”, an earnings gap of 26.7%. The earnings gap for non-USA women was 46.7%, based on median wages.
Women reported being less satisfied than men with the amount of income they earned. This is the first study of its kind that explores labor market and salary dynamics in health economics, outcomes research, and market access.
The authors are currently analyzing results from the 2017 and 2019 Global Salary Survey for HEOR, RWE, and Market Access by HealthEconomics.Com. For access to 2017 Salary data, visit here.
Source: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, DOI 10.1007/s40258-019-00493-4; http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40258-019-00493-4