As much school and residency are important, areas of practice are also important. For those who want to practice in northeast, from what I heard, 60-80 start,5 year out,90G(with some hit 100g) Those that has solid 3 year residency and practice in rural towns can hit six digits. So I just put the data out there, if it's wrong, please correct me. I feel it's important if one decides to practice in these areas. Quite frankly, the salary in northeast is a joke with 7 years of training. That's just my opoinon.