Self-employed physicians make more than employed physicians in Massachusetts: 4 statistics

Medscape released the Massachusetts Physician Compensation 2018 report.

Medscape surveyed 20,239 respondents across more than 29 specialties to compile its responses. Respondents were required to be practicing in the U.S.

Here are four key details to know:

1. Specialists in Massachusetts had overall salaries of $291,000, compared to $203,000 for primary care physicians.

2. Physicians who are self-employed made more than those who are employed by a health system. Self-employed physicians made $375,000, while employed physicians made $244,000.

3. More than half of physicians in Massachusetts felt fairly compensated; 55 percent were satisfied with their pay.

4. Physicians' net worth in Massachusetts was about the same as physicians nationally — 65 percent of Massachusetts physicians had a net worth between $1 million and $5 million, compared to 62 percent nationally.

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