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Typical MD/PhD Salary & Work Hours

Discussion in 'Physician Scientists' started by blazinfury, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. blazinfury

    blazinfury 5+ Year Member

    Mar 28, 2008
    What is typical salary of an MD/PhD who's MD is in internal medicine? I just want a ballpark number. Also around how many hours do MD/PhDs work a week, is it around 60-70 hrs, like the amt of time that they spent in the lab during their MD/PhD tenure? Thanks.
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  3. sluox

    sluox Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    I just got back from an NIH conference on this topic.

    Your salary depends on what you do with your life. I'm assuming you are going after the "physician/scientist" track where you do 10-20% clinic 80% research.

    Average starting salary for assistant professor = 130k

    Work hours are very variable. 60 hrs/week is probably a good number. Good thing is there are NO night calls usually, and schedule is very flexible.

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