Doctors in the Top 5% – Not The Top 1% by Income. Oh, and Canadian doctors make more than U.S. doctors.
Posted on | April 20, 2017 | 2 Comments
What are the average 2017 earnings of U.S. doctors?
Primary Care – $217,000 Specialties – $316,000
What is the salary span for doctors by specialty?
Pediatricians make the least ($202,000), Orthopedists the most ($489,000).
How much have salaries grown in the last six years?
43%, from an average $206,000 in 2011 to an average $294,000 in 2017.
Who made more, salaried or self-employed doctors?
Self-employed. 4% more in Primary Care, and 32% in Specialties.
Do men and women make the same?
No. Men make 17% more than woman. But 22% of women work part-time compared to 11% of men.
Do doctors on the East and West Coast make more than everyone else?
No. Doctors in the North Central states ($317K) and Great Lakes states ($303K) make the most. Northeast doctors ($296K), Western Coast doctors ($290K), and Mid-Atlantic doctors ($282K) rank in the bottom half.
Did the ACA play a role in elevating physician salaries?
Yes. 52% of Primary Care and 38% of Specialists saw a large influx of new patients under Obamacare.
Which physicians, on average, make more – U.S. or Canadian?
Canadian. Their physicians on average earned 9% more than U.S. doctors in 2017.
Would most doctors chose Medicine again if given the chance?
Yes. More than 3/4’s would chose Medicine again.
SOURCE MATERIAL: Medscape Physician Compensation Report, 2017.