How Much Money do Doctors Make a Year by Marymenti

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									                       HOW MUCH MONEY DO DOCTORS MAKE A YEAR

Physicians have among the highest earnings of any occupation. According to the Medical Group
Management Association's Physician Compensation and Production Survey, median total
compensation for physicians in 2002 varied by specialty, as shown in table 1 (below). Total
compensation for physicians reflects the amount reported as direct compensation for tax purposes, plus
all voluntary salary reductions. Salary, bonus and/or incentive payments, research stipends, honoraria,
and distribution of profits were included in total compensation.
      Anesthesiology: $306,964
      Surgery, general: $255,438
      Obstetrics/gynecology: $233,061
      Psychiatry: $163,144
      Internal medicine: $155,530
      Pediatrics/adolescent medicine: $152,690
      Family practice (without obstetrics): $150,267

(This is from the Medical Group Management Association, Physician Compensation and Production
Report, 2003, as reprinted in the Department of Labor's career outlook handbook.)
Also note that self-employed doctors who own or are part owners of their medical practice generally
have higher median incomes than salaried physicians.
Also note that earnings vary according to number of years in practice, geographic region, hours
worked, and skill, personality, and professional reputation.
Here is more input from others:
       Check out They have a free search area that allows you to find out how
        much any person earns in their profession. You can be specific to any state.
       My dad is a doctor and I know he makes between 200-250K a year, but I think this question can
        really vary depending upon if the doctor specializes in a certain type of surgery (might be much
        higher) or is a new doctor just starting his residency practice (might be much lower). My dad
        works in the emergency room as well as family clinics but doesn't do any kind of surgery.
        Hopefully a surgeon or other type of doctor can elaborate on this for you.
       I am a physician recruiter, and I can tell you, pay ranges really depend on specialty. Surgeons
        make 200k+. Some surgeons (specialists) can make 400k+. Primary care physicians (internists)
        make more like $135-170K depending on experience. Also, salary ranges are completely
        dependent on your area of the country, educational background, etc. It's all calculated on a case-
        by-case basis.
       A psychiatrist in the government working for the VA makes about 180,000+ after gaining
an internal medicine MD (or physician) makes around 125,000+ for the goverment. Typically,
neurosurgery or anything dealing with brain physiology & plastic surgery make around 500 dollars an

The General Practitioners that I used to work with earned between $70,000 and $350,000 per year.
It depends on the specialty of doctor and where you live. You can use this link to find out for each
speciality in your area.

it depends..
well it really just depends on what type of doctor you are. if you are a brain surgeon, or you are a
general phyisian. the salary is going to be differnt.

In British Columbia, Canada, our family doctor makes about $150,000, but it can go to $200,000/year
depending on what that doctor wants to charge. A skin specialist can make up to $600,00/year or more.
Specialist make the most money and at the top of the list is heart surgeons and brain surgeons.

Doctors do not get "paid". Doctors are businessmen who have customers. More customers mean more
income. Fewer customers mean less income. If a doctor can't maintain or attract customers, he won't
make much money.

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