Specialists See Little Change in Compensation, Survey Finds

According to a recent survey, radiation oncologists are doing this for 7.9% less pay than they earned the year before.

Some 20 years ago, when Dr. Michael Steinberg was already well into his radiation oncology career, physicians in his specialty enjoyed a good lifestyle as well as a good income.

“In the 1990s, the day wasn't as full,” said Steinberg, immediate past board chairman of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. “When you got good at this, you could get it done pretty quickly.”

Now, however, he and his colleagues often work 60-hour weeks. And according to the 21st annual Modern Healthcare Physician Compensation Survey, radiation oncologists are doing this for 7.9% less pay than they earned the year before.

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Source: Modern Healthcare