So apparently it just came out...was wondering what you guys thought?
Are these reports accurate at all?
I don't understand the drop in GS compensation.
In 2011, surgeons earned a mean income of $265,000 a definite decrease from the previous year. About 9% of surgeons earned $500,000 or more, down from about 13% in last year's survey. Some 19% earned $100,000 or less. In 2010, about 10% earned that amount.
my questions is who's the surgeon seeing more than 200 patients /week. It seems about 2% of surgeons are doing that.
(It does suck that surgeons are making less than Anes =309k. But the study seems flawed. It lists plastic surgeons as making mean $270,000)
Its a survey given only to surgeons. However, you can bet that the diagnosticians are probably netting more than the average surgeon, and the interventional guys are likely doubling them. Its a travesty if you ask me.
No its not. Its given to physicians of all specialties.
here, check it out: http://www.medscape.com/sites/public/physician-comp/2012
And yes, radiologists take the #1 spot...330K is the mean.
It shows Ortho and rads tied for #1.
Interestingly, they left out certain fields like Neurosurgery and Cardiothoracic surgery which I suspect would be the real number 1 and 2.
What does everyone think the surgical salaries will bottom-out at in the next few years?
Ha, you wish. When your avg american sees any income above 100k they think its unfair. Many people just assume anything above that amount cant be made legally. Even if it is made legally, you should "share the wealth." It doesn't matter the decade of training and education it took to get to that income.