The 10 specialties with the highest and lowest compensation in 2018

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THE DO STAFF

Published
Apr 23, 2019

Apr 23, 2019 • by THE DO STAFF

Doximity’s 2019 Physician Compensation Report lists the medical specialties in which physicians earn higher salaries as well as the specialties with average compensation at the lower end of the spectrum. Each specialty’s average 2018 wage comes from survey data from nearly 90,000 licensed U.S. physicians.

10 medical specialties with the highest average annual compensation

1. Neurosurgery $617,000

2. Thoracic Surgery $584,000

3. Orthopedic Surgery $526,000

4. Radiation Oncology$486,000

5. Vascular Surgery $485,000

6. Dermatology $455,000

7. Cardiology $454,000

8. Plastic Surgery $433,000

9. Gastroenterology $432,000

10. Radiology $429,000

10 medical specialties with the lowest average annual compensation

1. Pediatric Infectious Disease $186,000

2. Pediatric Endocrinology $201,000

3. Pediatrics $223,000

4. Pediatric Hematology & Oncology $223,000

5. Family Medicine $242,000

6. Endocrinology $246,000

7. Medicine/Pediatrics $254,000

8. Geriatrics $259,000

9. Infectious Disease $262,000

10. Allergy & Immunology $263,000