48% of orthopedic surgeons are not satisfied with their compensation

Orthopedic

Public health and preventative medicine physicians feel the most fairly compensated on average, according to Medscape's Physician Compensation Report 2019.

Dermatology is among the top-ranking specialties regarding compensation satisfaction for the sixth consecutive year. However, 52 percent of orthopedic surgeons reported satisfaction with their compensation, meaning 48 percent are not satisfied.

Here are 29 specialties and the average compensation satisfaction for physicians:

Public health & preventative medicine: 73 percent
Emergency medicine: 68 percent
Dermatology: percent
Radiology: 66 percent
Pathology: 66 percent
Psychiatry: 64 percent
Critical care: 61 percent
Anesthesiology: 58 percent
Otolaryngology: 56 percent
Cardiology: 54 percent
Pediatrics: 54 percent
Ophthalmology: 53 percent
Family medicine: 53 percent
Oncology: 53 percent
Orthopedics: 52 percent
Pulmonary medicine: 52 percent
Surgery, general: 52 percent
Plastic surgery: 52 percent
Internal medicine: 51 percent
Gastroenterology: 51 percent
Physical medicine & rehabilitation: 50 percent
OB-GYN: 50 percent
Neurology: 50 percent
Rheumatology: 49 percent
Urology: 49 percent
Allergy & immunology: 47 percent
Nephrology: 43 percent
Diabetes & endocrinology: 42 percent
Infectious diseases: 42 percent

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