The top 15 highest-paying jobs in healthcare — neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons lead the pack

Written by Shayna Korol | April 18, 2018 | Print  |

Here are the 15 highest-paying jobs in healthcare, according to LinkedIn data given to Business Insider.

LinkedIn's salary tool asks verified members to submit their salary and collects data on wages. C-suite roles were eliminated from the search, and LinkedIn calculated median base salaries as well as median total salaries, which include bonuses and benefits. The best-paying jobs in healthcare are all held by physicians with a median base salary of at least $225,000.

1. Neurosurgeon

Base median salary: $575,000

Total median salary: $575,000

2. Orthopedic surgeon

Base median salary: $450,000

Total median salary: $500,000

3. Department chair

Base median salary: $465,000

Total median salary: $465,000

4. Interventional cardiologist

Base median salary: $438,000

Total median salary: $438,000

5. Plastic surgeon

Base median salary: $410,000

Total median salary: $410,000

6. Gastroenterologist

Base median salary: $400,000

Total median salary: $400,000

7. Surgeon

Base median salary: $385,000

Total median salary: $400,000

8. Urologist

Base median salary: $395,000

Total median salary: $395,000

9. Anesthesiologist

Base median salary: $353,000

Total median salary: $370,000

10. Radiologist

Base median salary: $350,000

Total median salary: $368,000

11. Emergency physician

Base median salary: $350,000

Total median salary: $350,000

12. Ophthalmologist

Base median salary: $285,000

Total median salary: $285,000

13. Medical director

Base median salary: $238,000

Total median salary: $258,000

14. Pathologist

Base median salary: $240,000

Total median salary: $250,000

15. Hospitalist

Base median salary: $225,000

Total median salary: $240,000

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