Family MDs Salaries Up, But Disparity Growing

the MPR take:

Salaries for family physicians have increased, but those earning <$120,000 are also on the rise. The American Academy of Family’s Physicians' 2013 Practice Profile Survey found that the average income for a family physician was $190,907, the highest since the survey began 30 years ago. The median income was $170,000, with a third earning <$120,000 and a quarter earning >$210,000. This means that while salaries are on the rise overall, more are earning salaries in the lowest category of <$120,000.

Family MDs Salaries Up, But Disparity Growing
Family MDs Salaries Up, But Disparity Growing

"The separation is supported when the responses are categorized by income, as the percentage of respondents in the lowest category (earning $120,000 or less) was higher yet the mean income earned continued to grow." When adjusted for inflation, the 2012 average still rises above previous years, but the median is similar.

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