Originally Posted by EdibleEgg
I worked for the man doing locums my first year out of residency. My hourly rate was 60-90 dollars per hour, depending on location, call, etc. I'm now in my third year of private practice. It's difficult. I put in a ton of hours. I admit my own inpatients, see about 25 patients a day in the office, do lots of procedures, and approximately 6 shifts in the ED a month. I don't want to do this forever, but I've allready paid off all of my student loans and my home with a good bit left over in my retirement account. My pre tax income is over 300K, and I did not pay over half in taxes.
thats a rigorous lifestyle, hope that you dont do it long.