"51 Percent Of All Physicians Believe They Are Compensated Fairly"
Just over half of all physicians, including 46 percent of primary care doctors, believe they are paid a fair wage for their work, according to a Medscape survey released this week. A study of compensation levels last year found that some doctors could earn as much as $315,000 a year, depending on their field. Despite that, only 11 percent of doctors surveyed considered themselves rich, due in large part to debts and expenses, the study of more than 24,000 physicians found. Fifty-four percent said they would choose medicine as a career again.