Anyone in a residency, or know what first year post residency salaries are running. FIRSTHAND...sorry, don't want a lot of the stories I have already heard about "so and so heard that someone got $200k and a Rolls", or "My attending says he'll only hire a new associate at minimum wage". I have seen the salary surveys. I also realize that (sadly enough) some of the older guys wouldn't be above responding that a new associate is making $40k in a surgical practice (just to have the guys they will hire in the future come in with lower expectations). I know of (first hand) a couple that came out of a marginal 1 year PPMR and made $90 and $100k respectively (now, they were attractive females, and, having rotated there...I know that their skills were NOT what caused the large income). (Chicago area) I had an offer (when my PM&S 24 closed after 6 months) of $75k + 1/3 of collections over 150k (however, I would not have had a surgical residency/ABPS Cert. if I ever wanted to move on....hurt VERY much to turn that offer down). (PA near the NY border) Anyone else have firsthand knowledge? What kind of training did the residents have (PPMR, PSR, etc.)? What geographic location?