Medscape July 5, 2022
Richard Franki

In an unprecedented year when income increased for all specialties, pediatricians did better than most, according to a recent survey by Medscape.

Pediatricians reported an average income of $244,000 for 2021, an increase of 10.4% over 2020 that was topped by only three of the 29+ specialties included in the poll. Medscape also noted that, for the first time in the 11 years it’s been conducting these physician compensation surveys, “all specialties have seen an increase in income.”

At least some of that positive news can be traced back to the reduced impact of COVID-19. “Compensation for most physicians is trending back up as demand for physicians accelerates. The market for physicians has done a complete 180 over just 7...

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