#GAReads | In high-paying jobs, the wage gap can cost women millions
Becoming a doctor, lawyer or CEO will likely earn you a higher paycheck. But if you're a woman, you may still earn less than your colleagues. A lot less.
Even in high-paying fields, American women still earn less than their male counterparts. And in some cases, the pay gap between men and women is even more pronounced.
Just look at medicine: One survey estimates the average female doctor earns $105,000 lessthan her male colleague, a gap that's been widening over time. The C-suite is plagued with a similar problem: A 2017 analysis estimated male executives earn millions of dollars more than women. And most recently, a new study reveals that male lawyers can earn 53% more than their female partners.