According to the Medscape Physician Compensation Report, in 2018, Primary Care Physicians in the United States earned on average $237,000, while Specialists earned $341,000. This marked about a 21.5% increase for PCPs from 2015, and about a 20% increase for Specialists.Jun 3, 2021
Technically, a DO’s salary is no less than an MD’s salary. MD’s tend to earn larger salaries, because they tend to specialize, attend school for several additional years, and live in metropolitan areas where the cost of living is much higher; not because the initials after their name are MD rather than DO.
Heart and Vascular Care is excited to welcome the newest physician to our medical team, Stephen Fedec, DO, FACC, a board-certified interventional cardiologist. He explains, “A D.O. is an osteopathic physician, while an M.D. is a medical doctor, an allopathic physician.”Jun 28, 2019
MD and DO physicians make comparable salaries when equivalent on factors like specialty, position, years of experience, and location. However, MD physicians earn higher incomes than DO physicians on average because they: Are more likely to specialize, and specialists typically have higher salaries than generalists.Jan 8, 2021