Top 10 highest-earning physician specialties — Orthopedics leads for 6th consecutive year

Written by Anuja Vaidya | April 01, 2016 | Print  |

For the last six years in a row, orthopedics has been the highest-paid specialty in the country, and this year is no different, according to the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2016.

In that time, orthopedic surgeon salary has increased from $350,000 in 2010 to $443,000 in 2016.  

 

Here are the 10 top-earning specialties, according to Medscape:

 

•    Orthopedics — $443,000
•    Cardiology — $410,000
•    Dermatology — $381,000
•    Gastroenterology — $380,000
•    Radiology — $375,000
•    Urology — $367,000
•    Anesthesiology — $360,000
•    Plastic surgery — $355,000
•    Oncology — $329,000
•    General surgery — $322,000

 

Note: Nearly 19,200 physicians in over 26 specialties responded to the survey.

 

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