Male physicians in specialty care earn 37 percent more than females in the same practice area, according to a new survey.

That's according to Centennial-area-based Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), which released its 2017 "Physician Compensation and Production Survey" today.

It indicated that male general orthopedic surgeons make almost 50 percent more than their female counterparts and males practicing in primary care reported earn 17 percent higher compensation than females.

Having more experience is one factor that MGMA cited for male doctors earning more money than females: It added "males are paid over 20 percent more than females in the specialty areas of family medicine and general pediatrics but have an average of seven years more experience than their female counterparts who participated in the study."

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