Hi everyone, I have a question about salaries?? I know that the salaries of academic physicians are less, but I was talking to a 4th year yesterday and he said that academic salaries are 1/2 less than private practice!! Is that indeed True? I did a search on the internet and I cannot find any salary information for academic physicians. Could someone (especially the residents and 4th year Med students) please give me some average salary stats of academic docs?? Internal Med (and subspecialities) and pediatrics are what I am really interested in. Info on all other fields would be great too. Would be good data to know for comparison. I am strongly considering academic medicine as I like teaching and being in the stimulating environment that teaching allows. However, if academic docs make half as much, then I will have a difficult time paying off private school loans. Do general internal medicine faculty really make $60 - $70 per year??? Thanks for your help.