Physician remains a predominantly male title; nurses are almost entirely women. But, according to Marla Ahlgrimm, pharmacists are split down the middle. And, as the retired pharmacist explains, unlike other careers in medicine, there is not a huge pay gap between the sexes.
Women pharmacists, on average, earn a salary of approximately $116,000 per year, slightly less than men. However, the slight gap is not a product of discrimination, but a reflection on hours worked. Marla Ahlgrimm explains that many mothers who happen to be pharmacists work fewer hours than their male counterparts.