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How much do rookie doctors make? The latest scorecard

Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2009

Physicians coming out of residencies last year reported increases in their starting salaries in many specialties, according to a survey by the Medical Group Management Association. The lowest starting salary in 2008 was for pediatricians at $132,500. The other lowest-paid specialties, in ascending order: family practice, geriatrics, urgent care, internal medicine, and infectious disease. The highest specialty salary was for those starting out in neurological surgery at $605,000.