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I don't think they're horribly inaccurate. But bear in mind that the confidence intervals on these surveys are broad and flat so you'll see plenty of jobs $100K on either side of those means.

Also remember that those aren't starting salaries but all salaries. And it only takes a few 20+ year partners to skew the curves to the right, obscuring reality.
 
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I don't think they're horribly inaccurate. But bear in mind that the confidence intervals on these surveys are broad and flat so you'll see plenty of jobs $100K on either side of those means.

Also remember that those aren't starting salaries but all salaries. And it only takes a few 20+ year partners to skew the curves to the right, obscuring reality.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I mean, 300K starting for Neurology? LOL. No way. I would imagine that a 20-year Neurologist, who is VERY successful, earns that. And Pediatrics? No way. Not unless the Peds doc is working like 60+ hours per week.
 

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300K starting for Neurology seems about right where I am (coast). IM also seems right but if they mix hospitalist and outpatient. I don't know much about the other fields.
 

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I mean that's probably pretty legit for an IM guy doing out-patient primary care. No call. No weekends. Especially if just working as employed.
 
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300K starting for Neurology seems about right where I am (coast). IM also seems right but if they mix hospitalist and outpatient. I don't know much about the other fields.
Wow. Neurologists really do that well?
 

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Wow. Neurologists really do that well?
Small sample size from people I know, but yeah. BUT, they work almost like hospitalist hours but don't have weeks off regularly, plus have call etc.

In other words, don't do it for the money :)
 

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Neurologists are also currently in demand