Medical workers are making more than surgeons and dentists in other industries, according to a study from the University of California, Berkeley.
The study, published Tuesday in the journal PLOS ONE, shows that the pay of medical workers was higher than their colleagues in other occupations in 2015, but the salaries of nurses and other medical workers were lower.
The findings have led some economists to call for higher wages for the profession, especially for those who work in hospitals.
The study shows that medical workers have higher pay than other workers in other professions, but that it is largely due to pay for overtime and other benefits, not actual pay.
The report looked at how much medical workers made from overtime and on-the-job training, and found that the average wage for medical workers in 2015 was $11.85 an hour.
But, the study notes, some workers earned more than $16 an hour from other types of work.