More fuel to the pathology career discussion.... The new 2017 report is out (4/28) and gave a nice perspective to compare to the $$ numbers thrown around a few weeks ago re:average reimbursement from other sites. The mean salary for pathologists who answered the survey was $293K. This was about average for the physician specialties, but definitely not among all physicians, since there is not an even distribution of physicians across specialties. Although not broken down this way, I would interpret this as we do better than most docs out there. For example, the most common specialties- Peds, FP, and IM, are all at the bottom of this list and make substantially less ($202, $209, and $225K, respectively). Also resonating with past discussions is breaking down the earnings by employee-vs-self employed status. Self-employed pathologists earn ~50% more ($384K vs $259K). So for the poster last week saying they were earning low to mid $200's as an employee- you can see you are about average (this does not break down academia vs. PP). Also interesting: of pathologists surveyed, if given the choice to do it all over again, 76% would do medicine, and 85% would pick pathology again. (this is about in the middle of the pack). About the study: >19K participants, 3% were pathologists (~580 total surveyed). This is a much bigger sample than some of the other studies out there. Age was fairly widely represented, with a little skew to older/more established pathologists (only 25% were under age 40). It would have been interesting to track salaries vs. age.