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Andrea Santiago

Physician Income - How Much Do Doctors Earn?

By December 31, 2012

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Which Physician Specialties Pay the Most Money?

How much do physicians earn? If you are planning a career as a medical doctor, you may want to know how much you can expect to earn based on what type of medicine you choose to practice. Physician compensation depends on a number of factors including the type of practice, overhead costs, location, setting, and medical specialty. Physicians in private practice are in business for themselves whereas employed physicians of a hospital are typically paid a base salary plus a bonus production incentive.<p>

Physician income is largely dictated by economic factors as well. However, physicians' salaries are more recession-resistant than the salaries of many other professionals, even within the healthcare field. Learn more about the structure of physician pay, as well as average physician salaries for many different medical specialties:

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