Survey by RNC Pharma and Medvestnik: 55% of Russian Doctors Say Their Income Has Dropped due to COVID-19 Pandemic
12% of doctors note that their income has sharply decreased as a result of the coronavirus epidemic, according to a survey by the RNC Pharma analyst company and the website for Russian doctors Medvestnik. The reasons may be different, in particular, forced vacation, dismissal, etc. Another 37% of the respondents say that their earnings have just “significantly decreased.” Finally, another 6% say that while their income has grown, it is disproportionate to the increase in the workload, which is, in this case, still as a salary reduction. In total, 55% of the respondents have faced a decrease in income.
Another 20% of the study participants point out that while the pandemic bonuses have been added, the other bonus pays have been reduced, thus, the overall level of income has not actually changed. It is important to note that these answers did not have statistically significant differences depending on gender, age and region of Russia; the situation is virtually the same for most federal subjects, including the capital regions.
Only 12% of the respondents say their income has definitely grown. This group is represented by a variety of specialties: from infectious disease specialists and paramedics to pediatricians and general practitioners. Interestingly, general practitioners spoke about income growth even more often than the other specialties.
How has your income changed due to the COVID-19 epidemic? (single-answer question)