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How much money do you expect to make each year?

  • Below $100K

    Votes: 13 3.7%
  • $100-$150K

    Votes: 50 14.2%
  • $150-$200K

    Votes: 68 19.3%
  • $200-$250K

    Votes: 86 24.4%
  • $250-$300K

    Votes: 36 10.2%
  • $300-$400K

    Votes: 29 8.2%
  • $400-$500K

    Votes: 11 3.1%
  • More than $500K

    Votes: 60 17.0%

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Not how much $ you WANT to make. How much $ do you THINK you will make once your career gets started.
 

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$50k starting...then work up to 100k maybe?
 
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its all about the benjamins baby. over $500,000. I've got my eye on a Ferrari. :D
 

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its all about the benjamins baby. over $500,000. I've got my eye on a Ferrari. :D

haha, the day I see a ferrari parked in my driveway will be one of the happiest days of my life.
 

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I'm staying on the safe side, since I don't know what kind of residency I will be able to land in the future. I am therefore assuming that I will land a primary care specialty (gen med/internal med/pediatrics).

If that's how it goes, I will be making ~45/50K during residency and about 100-150K afterwards.

That is my worst case scenario, I'm sticking with it for now.
 

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Actually, that is more like a best case scenario.

I looked at averages of residency salaries in my home state for primary care specialties, which is where I'll probably end up practicing. They start at ~43K and go up by about 1K/year, so you can end up making up to 48-50K in some cases (depending on the length of residency).
 

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haha, the day I see a ferrari parked in my driveway will be one of the happiest days of my life.

maaannnn ferrari's are neato, but I will have to be sticking with an rx7 with a corvette motor... with enough money poured into it that I should have just gotten a ferrari :p
 

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Which one do you guys like more?

Our day will come.
 

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I also want a Chevelle SS - but you only need 15K, maybe 20, to fix up one of those. Still, how awesome would that be to drive around? I would NEVER enter a burn out contest tho. Even if I could afford new tires. :D
 
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I'm staying on the safe side, since I don't know what kind of residency I will be able to land in the future. I am therefore assuming that I will land a primary care specialty (gen med/internal med/pediatrics).

If that's how it goes, I will be making ~45/50K during residency and about 100-150K afterwards.

That is my worst case scenario, I'm sticking with it for now.
That was the logic behind my vote too.

And the family practice residency at UT-H pays like this:
Resident Salaries 2005- 2006:

* Post-Graduate Year 1: $38,115
* Post-Graduate Year 2: $38,856
* Post-Graduate Year 3: $40,346
 

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That was the logic behind my vote too.

And the family practice residency at UT-H pays like this:
Resident Salaries 2005- 2006:

* Post-Graduate Year 1: $38,115
* Post-Graduate Year 2: $38,856
* Post-Graduate Year 3: $40,346

Most of the ones I looked at were Internal Med, so I guess it is a little higher than Family Practice.

I am actually surprised at how many people think they'll be making 200-250K right off the bat.
 

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I don't think ppl are under the impression that this is what they'll be making in residency. Given the ranges, it's kinda assumed that the poll refers to post residency/once we've been in our respective fields and established ourselves.

Most of the ones I looked at were Internal Med, so I guess it is a little higher than Family Practice.

I am actually surprised at how many people think they'll be making 200-250K right off the bat.
 

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I don't think ppl are under the impression that this is what they'll be making in residency. Given the ranges, it's kinda assumed that the poll refers to post residency/once we've been in our respective fields and established ourselves.

And that's exactly what I meant: post-residency initial salary.
 

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$500K and nothing less. I need that Ferrari/Porsche to be happy.
 
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Which one do you guys like more?

Our day will come.

SOO Glad someone else out there shares my taste for beautiful cars.

I had the pleasure of seeing a few Ferraris and Lamborghinis in the Outer Banks, NC this summer. Although the ragtop 360 and bright yellow gallardo were near the top, I have to shoot for the Ferrari 575 Maranello.

The guy that has it owns a place in VA Beach (63rd st. if you wanna look at it) and told me he gets a kick when he takes it to the gas station and people ask him what the hell it is.. He points at the bucking horse and tells them its a Mustang :laugh:

While I have no idea how much I'm going to end up making, you can be damn sure that at least I'll have a sleek Porsche in the garage.
 

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SOO Glad someone else out there shares my taste for beautiful cars.

I had the pleasure of seeing a few Ferraris and Lamborghinis in the Outer Banks, NC this summer.

Hey, I was in the Outer Banks this summer too! At Holden Beach. Not a whole lot going on in Holden Beach. I'm sad we didn't get a chance to go to the big alligator farm in SC. It wasn't that far away. And we missed Utan, the 28-foot "hybrid" alligator.. 28 FEET - thats HUGE!
 

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SOO Glad someone else out there shares my taste for beautiful cars.

I had the pleasure of seeing a few Ferraris and Lamborghinis in the Outer Banks, NC this summer. Although the ragtop 360 and bright yellow gallardo were near the top, I have to shoot for the Ferrari 575 Maranello.

The guy that has it owns a place in VA Beach (63rd st. if you wanna look at it) and told me he gets a kick when he takes it to the gas station and people ask him what the hell it is.. He points at the bucking horse and tells them its a Mustang :laugh:

While I have no idea how much I'm going to end up making, you can be damn sure that at least I'll have a sleek Porsche in the garage.

hilarious. It makes me wonder though, how the hell can you NOT know what a ferrari let alone mistake it for a mustang LOL. To me ferrari's are the pinnacle of beauty, gotta love those curves:cool:
 

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hilarious. It makes me wonder though, how the hell can you NOT know what a ferrari let alone mistake it for a mustang LOL. To me ferrari's are the pinnacle of beauty, gotta love those curves:cool:

You'd be surprised... A lot of people I've been around aren't able to name any of the exotics they see - most just turn their heads and follow up with a "sweeeet"
 

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I'm banking on 125k to start in a primary care situation/hospitalist. More would obviously be better (150k for instance). After that, everything is gravy.

Definitely in the 40's for residency. I realize that it is the very low 40's right now, but 4 years from now it may be up a little.
 
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haha, the day I see a ferrari parked in my driveway will be one of the happiest days of my life.

The happiest day of my life:


the day that im so damn rich that I buy a ferrari for my dog because he likes the color red. It'll just sit there and collect dust until he decides to drive it. Hey, its his choice.
 

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Where is Law2Doc and dutchman...

They need to give their doomsday prediction about our future income... :rolleyes:
 

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The happiest day of my life:


the day that im so damn rich that I buy a ferrari for my dog because he likes the color red. It'll just sit there and collect dust until he decides to drive it. Hey, its his choice.

If I am reincarnated, I hope its as some rich person's cute little dog. Thats the life...
 

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do you really think 15% of future physicians will be making 500k$$$+????????
 

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I'm staying on the safe side, since I don't know what kind of residency I will be able to land in the future. I am therefore assuming that I will land a primary care specialty (gen med/internal med/pediatrics).

If that's how it goes, I will be making ~45/50K during residency and about 100-150K afterwards.

That is my worst case scenario, I'm sticking with it for now.

Yes, stick with it for now, because it could get a whole lot worse than that in the future.

I am assuming this thread is not talking about medicine, because the 500K responses might be from some "I-bankers" that sneaked in their votes.
 

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Where is Law2Doc and dutchman...

They need to give their doomsday prediction about our future income... :rolleyes:

You can avoid that doomsday if you learn how to fight for yourself. If not, that doomsday is almost garaunteed.
 
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Most of the ones I looked at were Internal Med, so I guess it is a little higher than Family Practice.

I am actually surprised at how many people think they'll be making 200-250K right off the bat.

I'm assuming you mean after residency for this too, even though you quoted the residency salaries. Usually, salaries are the same institution-wide, regardless of specialty. At least, that's what I've seen. Perhaps it's different in the places you looked.
 

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I'm guessing by the time I get out (7-10 years) it will be between $200k-250k for most specialties I'm looking at. Primary care looks scary... :scared:
 

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I'm guessing by the time I get out (7-10 years) it will be between $200k-250k for most specialties I'm looking at. Primary care looks scary... :scared:

primary care is not quite done. If we go to a socialized system, expect primary care be the only folks to see a slight increase in pay. Everyone else besides plastics, will pretty much sink.
 

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primary care is not quite done. If we go to a socialized system, expect primary care be the only folks to see a slight increase in pay. Everyone else besides plastics, will pretty much sink.

Don't forget derm, and very specialized surgery.
 

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primary care is not quite done. If we go to a socialized system, expect primary care be the only folks to see a slight increase in pay. Everyone else besides plastics, will pretty much sink.

This is very unlikely to happen in our lifetime. So I wouldn't consider that when picking specialties.
 

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Don't forget derm, and very specialized surgery.

No socialized system in the world has ever payed dermatologists good money. Dermatologists are enjoying an artificially created demand right now. In a socialized sytem they can kiss that good bye.
 
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