AAPA: Wage Gap Remains Between Male and Female PAs

The Clinical Advisor reported on research finding that female PAs are compensated less than male PAs. The outlet quoted L. Gail Curtis, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA, president and chair of the AAPA Board of Directors.

“As a PA educator, I feel keenly the burden of student debt,” stated L Gail Curtis, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA, president and chair of the AAPA Board of Directors. “One way to think about the impact of the gender pay gap is in the context of the $150,000 in student loans facing a typical PA upon graduation. A male PA earning $10,000 a year more than his female PA counterpart could use that extra money to pay off his student loan debt in 15 years. The disparate treatment of women in the PA profession is simply unacceptable.”

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