How Much Do Doctors Make
If you are considering going to medical school, you might want to learn about how much doctors make. A Doctor's salary can vary up to hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the specialty and the type of practice. Generally speaking, you will make more money as a specialist rather than a general practitioner, but you will have to have additional training and this will increase the amount of time you will have to spend in school. Additionally, if you work of a large hospital, the amount of money you will make will be different than a doctor who has a small private practice.
In 2011, the median salary for a General Practitioner doctor was approximately 118k. This was the lowest median salary for a doctor in march 2011. Family doctors and Emergency Room doctors made comparable salaries with medians of approximately 140k and 145k, respectively. It should also be noted that the median is the middle number, if you were to take all of the salaries of doctors and line them up in order. The median can give you a better idea of how much doctors make than the average because there are some doctors who make much more or much less and those numbers would give a skewed view of what doctors actually make.
One of the highest paid specialties for doctors is neurology. Doctors who specialize in neurology make approximately a median of 160k annually. The range for doctors who specialize is neurology is 111k to over 200k. Another top specialty is cardiology, where doctors make a salary that ranges from 153k to 325k. The salary for a doctor who specializes in cardiology varies depending on if they perform invasive procedures (i. e. surgeries) or not. Obstetricians and Gynecologists are other highly paid doctors who make a median salary of 179k.