Annual physician salaries are up from an average of $200,000 in 2001 to $299,000 in 2018, TheStreet reports.
Orthopedists earn an average of $497,000, making them the second-highest-paid specialists after plastic surgeons, who earn $501,000.
Here are key traits of the top physician earners:
- High patient volume
- Offer diversified services
- Adjust to provide better-reimbursed services
- Pay attention to their service contracts and negotiate them upward
- Become "rainmakers" for their organizations