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  • Inflation jump took a bite out of 2021 physician compensation

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    COVID-19 caused a slight increase in physician retirement, but nearly three-quarters of physicians reporting being overworked, according to Doximity's "2021 Physician Compensation Report" released Dec. 16. 
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    According to Doximity's "2021 Physician Compensation Report" released Dec. 16, oral and maxillofacial surgeons in 2021 made an average annual salary of $551,104 — but only if they were men.
  • 10 highest-paying employer types for physicians

    Single specialty group practices topped the list for average physician compensation in 2021, according to Doximity's "2021 Physician Compensation Report" released Dec. 16. Multispecialty group practices and solo practices were second and third, respectively.
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    Three surgical specialties landed in the top 10 specialties with the fastest-growing compensation in 2021, according to Doximity's "2021 Physician Compensation Report" released Dec. 16.
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    Pediatric infectious disease has the lowest compensation of any physician specialty, according to Doximity's "2021 Physician Compensation Report" released Dec. 16.
  • 10 highest-paid physician specialties

    Neurosurgery boasts the highest compensation of any physician specialty, according to Doximity's "2021 Physician Compensation Report" released Dec. 16.
  • 10 cities with highest growth in physician pay

    Charlotte, N.C., was a great city for physicians in 2021. According to Doximity's "2021 Physician Compensation Report" released Dec. 16, Charlotte boasted the highest physician pay of any U.S. city in 2021, as well as the highest growth in physician pay.
  • 10 worst cities for physician pay in 2021

    Compensation for U.S. physicians grew 3.8 percent on average between 2020 and 2021, compared to 1.5 percent from 2019 to 2020, according to Doximity's "2021 Physician Compensation Report" released Dec. 16. Still, some regions lag behind others when it comes to physician pay. 
  • 10 best cities for physician pay 2021

    Compensation for U.S. physicians grew 3.8 percent on average between 2020 and 2021, compared to 1.5 percent from 2019 to 2020, according to Doximity's "2021 Physician Compensation Report" released Dec. 16.

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