Medscape: Self-employed specialists earn 28% more than employed peers

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The survey inquired about annual earnings for employed versus self-employed physicians. Of all surveyed physicians, employed physicians earn an average of $269,000 compared to $343,000 for self-employed physicians.

Primary Care

• Employed: $214,000
• Self-employed: $223,000


• Employed: $287,000
• Self-employed: $368,000

While self-employed primary care physicians make 4 percent more than their employed counterparts, self-employed specialists see a significant 28 percent jump in earnings compared to employed specialists.

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