5 key statistics on young physician compensation — Orthopedics comes out on top at $329k

Practice Management

Young orthopedists earn nearly $329,000 annually, placing the specialty at the top of the list, according to "Medscape Young Physicians Compensation Report 2016."

Medscape surveyed 19,200 physicians in more than 26 specialties. Of that total, 4,162 respondents were under 40 years old, qualifying as 'young physicians.'


Here are five statistics:


1. Following orthopedists, young dermatologists made $312,000, followed by anesthesiologists ($309,000).


2. Young cardiology physicians made $307,000 each year, followed by gastroenterologists ($294,000) and emergency medicine physicians ($292,000).


3. Young pediatricians fell at the bottom of the list with an annual salary of $157,000.


4. Young ophthalmologists made $235,000 on average, with young nephrologists making slightly less at $233,000.


5. Young general surgeons made $225,000, each year.


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