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Salary after paying malpractice?

Discussion in 'Ob/Gyn' started by BATiger, Feb 1, 2007.

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  1. BATiger

    BATiger Member

    Nov 14, 2004
    Medical Student
    SDN 5+ Year Member

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    I spoke with a physician today who gave me the usual horror study about ob/gyn and how I won't be able to afford to practice...etc. I live in one of the "crisis" states and she said she knows collegues who had to quit once their insurance rates reached 300K. $300,000?!?!?! Holy crap! Is this seriously a possibility? I have always wanted to do OB, it is the reason I am in med school. But now I will be sitting on $200k of debt... it is starting to freak me out! I know that no one likes to talk about salary but, I need a straight answer. When the national average salary is listed as $250K, is that before or after paying costs like insurance? And if you are a hospital employee and have your insurance paid for you, what is the ballpark salary?
    I just want some clear answers.
    Thank you!
  2. TheJayBee


    Sep 19, 2006
    Attending Physician
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    That is after. Malpractice is overhead (pre-salary).

    Each region of country is very different for salary.

    For San Francisco Bay area, common starting salary range for new grads right out of residency is from ~$180 k/yr for private practice (earn less early on then much more as a partner-commonly $400) to $200 k/yr for Kaiser (folks mention attendings end up around $300k).

    And no krazed malpractice issues like PA and FL. Typical OBGyn annual premium in CA is $70k- paid by employer.:thumbup:

    How about other locations, what have you heard?
  3. TY06

    TY06 Member

    Jun 3, 2005
    SDN 5+ Year Member

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