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Checking Up On Doctor Salaries
As the U.S. Congress wrangles over the details of healthcare reform, a key priority is lowering costs. We wonder:
How much do American doctors earn compared to doctors in other rich countries?
A) The same
The right answer
is B. Doctors in America make twice as much as doctors in the rest
of the developed world.
The average physician
or specialist makes $230,000 in the United States, while the average general
practitioner makes $161,000. Thus, U.S. doctors make five times more than
In comparison, the
average physician or specialist salary in the developed world is $113,000,
compared with $83,000 for general practitioners.
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