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January 10, 2011

Top physician salaries for specialties among women

In PracticeLink Magazine’s Winter 2011 edition, we report on the top specialties chosen by women physicians. (See page 23 of the digital edition:

What can a physician entering one of those specialties expect to earn right out of residency or fellowship?

MGMA collects compensation data on several of the specialties. Check out the median salaries, according to MGMA’s Physician Placement Starting Salary Report: 2010 Report Based on 2009 Data, below.

How do these figures compare with what you expect to earn?

First-year post-residency or fellowship compensation

Obstetrics/gynecology: $200,000

Pediatrics: $130,000

Dermatology: $237,500

Psychiatry: Child and adolescent: $185,000

Family medicine (w/o OB): $150,000

Psychiatry: $185,000

Pathology: Anatomic and clinical: $210,000

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