This implies physician salaries are declining.

If doctors now make 400k and 5% economic growth, in 20 years it will be equivalent to 150k. In 40, they will make less than teachers.

Is medicine doing badly?

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    The economics of medicine aren't on topic here, but even if they were I'm puzzled by your numbers. Where does the 400K number come from? I don't believe most doctors make that much. And what do you mean by 5% economic growth? Did you mean the inflation rate? If so, inflation in the US hasn't been over 5% since 1990, and even that was a short blip. I'm extremely confident that in 40 years doctors won't be making less than teachers. – Carey Gregory Oct 19 at 0:35
  • If its 2% it just takes longer – user17022 Oct 19 at 1:24
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    Unless teachers salaries are more than physicians right now, what you say will never happen. The growth factor applies to everyone, not to physicians only, nor teachers only. – scaaahu Oct 19 at 4:30
  • And a different report states that Physician compensation on the rise or are the Salaries stagnant, declining for most doctors, both in same publication just a few months apart. When using medical trade publications loaded with drug ads aimed at doctors, the short articles can be thin on content and analysis. – Morrison Chang Oct 19 at 4:38