Top 5 best-compensated medical specialties: neurosurgery is No. 1


Among physicians, neurosurgeons had the highest average annual salary in 2017 according to Doximity's second annual Physician Compensation Report.

Here are the five medical specialties with the highest average annual salary in 2017.


1. Neurosurgery ($662,755)


2. Thoracic surgery ($602,745)


3. Orthopedic surgery ($537,568)


4. Vascular surgery ($476,300)


5. Plastic surgery ($473,212)


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