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Allergy and Immunology salary potentials

zeppelinpage4

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Can anyone give their thoughts on salary potentials in allergy/immunology? I've done many searches but am still unsure if the numbers are reliable and wanted to ask here as well.


As per 2018 MGMA data which I assume is the most reliable source. Allergy/Immunology salary is ~300k/year in most regions, except for out west where it's ~380k/year. Medscape average was 275k/year.

However, when I spoke to a family friend who recently finished his A&I fellowship, he's making 180k/year, granted it's an academic job, but it’s not much more than gen peds.

So are the 300k+ A&I jobs from MGMA all only private practice jobs and is this pretty common salary in A&I?

I am trying to decide if it's worth doing the next 2 years of research/working strictly academics and then doing 2 years fellowship financially. As I have the chance to take a private practice gen peds job now for 200k/year now (MGMA average 220k/year) and could possibly become a partner within 4-5 years. I want to make sure the jump in salary from gen peds to A&I is worth the years invested. And if I do A&I I do plan to see adults, not just peds which I know can lower salary as well.

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Academics will always pay low. The average numbers you see are attainable only in community hospital/private practice. The salary ranges I have heard are pretty variable but 250-350k seems to be the spread depending on practice location and opportunity.
 

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I know A&I is joint peds/medicine. Do peds A&I actually see adult patients? That's probably the difference in salary if they don't see adults. More adults have real insurance that pays well while peds is much more weighted towards Medicaid.
 

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I know A&I is joint peds/medicine. Do peds A&I actually see adult patients? That's probably the difference in salary if they don't see adults. More adults have real insurance that pays well while peds is much more weighted towards Medicaid.

In private practice a lot of people see both adult and peds regardless of what their residency was in. In academics, people tend to focus on one or the other but I know of multiple people that are pediatricians that only see adults and a couple IM-trained that only see kids. A/I is unique in that regard. Academic pay is significantly less than private practice and primarily peds typically pays less than primarily adult in general although this isn't always true.
 
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Sorry for the delay, didn't see the alerts I had more responses. Really appreciate the answers.
Academics will always pay low. The average numbers you see are attainable only in community hospital/private practice. The salary ranges I have heard are pretty variable but 250-350k seems to be the spread depending on practice location and opportunity.
Thanks, that explains why my friend doing allergy in academics isn't breaking 200k. Would an academic allergy/immunology physician earn similar to an academic pediatrician then? I know academic pediatrics pays ~150-180k.

Okay, 250-300k makes much more sense. I'll def go private practice route and would like to see adults and kids. It's one of the biggest reasons why I got interested in allergy/immunology. I liked the topic but since early in my intern year I realized I wanted to be able to see both adults and kids.
I know A&I is joint peds/medicine. Do peds A&I actually see adult patients? That's probably the difference in salary if they don't see adults. More adults have real insurance that pays well while peds is much more weighted towards Medicaid.
Yup! You can see both. It's a big part of what got my interested in it.

In private practice a lot of people see both adult and peds regardless of what their residency was in. In academics, people tend to focus on one or the other but I know of multiple people that are pediatricians that only see adults and a couple IM-trained that only see kids. A/I is unique in that regard. Academic pay is significantly less than private practice and primarily peds typically pays less than primarily adult in general although this isn't always true.
Since you mentioned academic pays significantly less in allergy/immunology. In general pediatrics, academic salaries seems to range 150k-180k/year and private practice 180-250k. Is it a similar difference between private practice and academic allergy/immunology salaries? Or is it a bigger gap like you said?
Would mean that if I were to stay in academics, doing general pediatrics would make more sense financially.
 
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