Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Resident Pay

In case you didn't know...Resident pay sucks! Did you know if you calculate out their salary based on the hours they work, it comes out to be around $11 an hour. And that is assuming they are actually sticking to the 80 hour max work week...Which lets be honest, doesn't always happen!

Seriously though, they go through 4 years of undergrad, 4 years of med school, only to suffer through 3-7 years of residency making $11/hour...Man that sucks!

I just thought I would throw that out there...It has been a long day and I feel like venting.  Maybe if we all rally together we can get these doctors some reasonable pay...and maybe not...

1 comment:

Katyanne said...

42,000 a year i'm guessing??? I was thinking it would have been more around $60,000(I think that was a friend of mine had said who was in school for it)

craig started out at only 36,000 his first year after law school no benefits. Be lucky he has a job like we were. So many of his classmates cant find work. It's good money unless you buy a house...then it doesn't matter how much you make because you always buy what your budget can allow leaving everyone house poor for the first few years at least...

we figure it doesn't get any worse than this, he will make more from here on out. Stick it out!!! I hear ya though after so many years of school it stinks making so little but its more than you had for the last 8 years.