30 Highest-Paid Physician Specialties

Are you a residency candidate in the midst of medical specialty exploration? Maybe you’re an experienced physician wondering where your specialty lands in the overall physician compensation spectrum. While it’s important to consider a wide array of factors, after investing the amount of time and money required to complete medical school it makes sense for many to seek a high-paying career.

Which specialties are doing the best when it comes to annual compensation? Here are the top specialties making the most money:

  1. Neurosurgery
  2. Plastic Surgery
  3. Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery
  4. Cardiology
  5. Urology
  6. Otolaryngology
  7. Radiology
  8. Gastroenterology
  9. Oncology
  10. Dermatology
  11. Ophthalmology
  12. Anesthesiology
  13. Surgery, General
  14. Critical Care
  15. Emergency Medicine
  16. Pulmonary Medicine
  17. Pathology
  18. Ob/Gyn and Women’s Health
  19. Nephrology
  20. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  21. Neurology
  22. Rheumatology
  23. Psychiatry
  24. Allergy & Immunology
  25. Internal Medicine
  26. Infectious Diseases
  27. Diabetes & Endocrinology
  28. Public Health & Preventive Medicine
  29. Family Medicine
  30. Pediatrics

 

Sources:

MGMA DataDive https://www.mgma.com/

Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2021 https://www.medscape.com/slideshow/2021-compensation-overview-6013761#4

 

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