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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Omni23, Mar 15, 1999.

  1. Omni23

    Omni23 New Member

    Mar 14, 1999
    Richmond, VA, U.S.A.
    I know this question might seem shallow, but what is the salary range for a person who wants to pursue a D.O degree specializing in pediactrics. I am just beginning to explore the ostepathic medicine as opposed to allopathic medicine. I was wondering if there was a salary difference between the two ?
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  3. drusso

    drusso Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Nov 21, 1998
    Over the rainbow
    There are no differences in salary between holders of the DO or MD degree. I can't find reference to prove this. You might try contacting AACOM or AOA and asking them for each organization's physicians demographics report. This will have salary information in it. When Medical Econonics publishes their annual physician compensation issue they lump DO's and MD's together. If there were a substantial difference I would think that they would separate the two degree holders.

    Hope that helps.
  4. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 1999
    Lafayette, IN
    In addition, since they are both COMPLETE PHYSICIANS; and therefore legally can't preferentially pay either one more than the other simply based upon the degree.

    Nice college words, huh?

    'Old Man Dave'
    Senior, Neurosciences
    Univ of Texas at Dallas
    Class of 1999

  5. edgar

    edgar Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 1, 1998
    Pomona, CA
    In regards to salary, I think DOs and MDs are paid the same. If that wasn't the case, the AOA would have filed a lawsuit years ago. I agree with Dave, both MDs and DOs are complete physicians. As far as what I've seen, I think peds docs make between $90,000 to $100,000. They appear to be the least paid specialists (even behind FPs) but they are known for having excellent bedside manners. My pediatrician inspired me to become a doctor.

    Class of 2003


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