Respiratory doctors' earnings rising, but still middle of the road
The average respiratory physician earned $157 an hour in 2017, exclusive data show.
The figures are from MABEL, a longitudinal survey of more than 8000 doctors across Australia.
The results show that in terms of earning power, respiratory medicine is right in the middle of all the specialties covered.
Radiology tops the list at $261 an hour, while general practice comes last, with $102.
The figures are after tax but before practice costs.
Respiratory physicians in the 25th income percentile earned $116 an hour and those in the 75th percentile