Perhaps in part because of that, rheumatologists who believe they are fairly paid make $65,000 more than those who believe their compensation is unjust. By comparison, orthopedists satisfied with their pay make $156,000 more than those who are not. Ophthalmologists and dermatologists who believe they are compensated fairly make $118,000 and $114,000 more than their less-content counterparts.
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“There just shouldn’t be that type of disparity,” Dr. Bass says. “It doesn’t make any sense.”
Richard Quinn is a freelance writer in New Jersey.
- Peckham C. Medscape physician compensation report 2016. Medscape. 2016 Apr 1.