Oncologists Richer, but Not Happier, Study Finds

Oncologists are slightly less satisfied with their specialty than they were a few years ago, according to the fifth consecutive annual Medscape report.

Times are changing for oncologists, as they are in medicine in general. And oncologists are slightly less satisfied with their specialty than they were a few years ago, according to the fifth consecutive annual Medscape report.

The latest figures, covering 2014 earnings, were compiled from an extensive online survey of 19,916 physicians. Around 2% (n = 398) of the respondents were oncologists. Their responses are summarized in the Oncologist Compensation Report 2015.

Overall, oncologists were well compensated; average yearly earnings were $302,000, ranking them slightly above the median for all specialties. As in previous reports, orthopedists top the income list ($421,000), followed by cardiologists ($376,000) and gastroenterologists ($370,000). At the bottom of the income list were pediatricians ($189,000), family medicine physicians ($195,000), and those in internal medicine and diabetes/endocrinology ($196,000).

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