5 notes on compensation for physicians younger than 40

Medical care doctors younger than 40 years earn about $198,000 typically each year, while specialists make about $302,000, a brand-new Medscape report reveals.

For the report, medical news site Medscape surveyed 17,461 physicians in 30 specializeds from Oct. 4, 2019, to Feb. 10.

Five things to know:

1. Average base wage among physicians under 40 years old is $237,000.

2. Their typical incentive benefit is $19,000.

2. About 23 percent of primary care doctors and 26 percent of specialists earn incentive bonuses.

3. Physicians working at medical facilities earn about $279,000 per year.

4. Physicians operating in outpatient centers make $199,000 annually.

5. Physicians in office-based singe-specialty group practices earn about $289,000 each year, while those in office-based multispecialty group practices make about $274,000.

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