Integrative Medicine Salaries

Choosing to establish an integrative medical practice is a decision made largely based on a personal calling to practice medicine with the highest level of integrity and a desire to make use of all the valid natural and alternative concepts of healing that mankind has fostered through the ages. The financial benefits of an integrative medical practice for an MD, ND, or DO are considerable. Here Allied Health World answers questions about salaries and income potential for doctors looking to establish integrative medical practices:

How much can a practitioner of integrative medicine earn?

The concept of integral or integrative medicine is often applied to physical therapy, family practice (MD), naturopathic practice (ND), or osteopathic practice (DO). Doctors and other health care practitioners have always been recognized as being among the best compensated of any workers in any industry. Although there are some opportunities for retaining integrative medicine jobs within an established practice, opening an independent practice is more common. Independently operated integrative medical practice would be as lucrative as any independent MD, ND, or DO practice. Practitioners of this specialized approach to medicine have the potential to earn even more than conventional MD, ND, or DOs since an integrative medical practice would be appealing to those

Type of Practice Average Hourly Wage Average Yearly Income
OBGYN Practice $64.15 $133,430
Internist Practice $63.48 $132,030
Osteopathic Practice $59.41 $123,580
Pediatric Practice $56.03 $116,550
Psychiatric Practice $54.60 $113,570
Family Practice $52.89 $110,020
Chiropractic Practice $42.84 $91,900
Naturopathic Practice $35.71 $80,000
Physical Therapy practice $25.00 $50,700

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