Physician salaries vary widely across US cities, among specialties, and between men and women. Find out if you're in touch with the compensation pulse.
A recent physician salary report from Doximity found a wide variance in physician salaries among US metropolitan areas, among specialties, and between men and women practicing medicine.Doximity collects salary data from more than 90 000 physicians practicing in 40 medical specialties and primary care in cities across the country.How well can you gauge the geographic compensation differences in your chosen profession? Find out with these 8 questions based on the Doximity report.
2. Among the top 10 metro areas with the highest mean annual physician salaries in 2018, what was the approximate difference between the cities in the #1 and #10 spots?
Answer: D. $40,000 was the approximate difference between the cities in the #1 and #10 spots in the list of top 10 metro areas with the highest mean annual physician salaries in 2018.
3. Which 3 of the metro areas above were the only cities from 2017 to appear on the 2018 list of those with the the highest physician compensation?
Answer: A, C, and D: Dallas, Milwaukee, and Los Angeles. Of these 3, Milwaukee was the only one to see an overall increase in physician compensation from 2017-2018; Dallas and Milwaukee saw declines.
5. Which 3 of the above were not among the 5 medical specialties with the highest average annual compensation in 2018?
Answer: B, D, and F. Pediatric hematology/oncology, plastic surgery, and cardiologywere not among the 5 medical specialties with the highest average annual compensation in 2018.
6. True or False: The difference between the highest and lowest average salaries for specialty medicine in 2018 was >$300,000.
Answer: A. True. The difference in average annual salary in 2018 between the highest and lowest paid specialties was $355 214.