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 www.monster.com. 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 seniority 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 hour. Answer The General Practitioners that I used to work with earned between $70,000 and $350,000 per year. Answer 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. http://promotions.monster.com/salary 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. Answer 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. Answer 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.