Annual compensation earned by U.S. physicians as of 2017, by specialty (in 1,000 U.S. dollars)*

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Annual compensation in thousand U.S. dollars
Orthopedics489
Plastic surgery440
Cardiology410
Urology400
Otolaryngology398
Radiology396
Gastroenterology391
Dermatology386
Anesthesiology364
General surgery352
Ophthalmology345
Emergency medicine339
Oncology330
Critical care324
Pulmonology310
Pathology293
Obstetricians/gynecologists286
Nephrology280
Allergy257
Neurology249
Rheumatology235
Psychiatry235
Infectious disease228
Internal medicine225
Endocrinology220
Family medicine209
Pediatrics 202

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This statistic shows the results of a survey regarding U.S. physicians' average annual compensation, as of 2017. According to the survey, family medicine physicians in the United States had earned an annual compensation of approximately 209 thousand U.S. dollars.
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Release date
April 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 20, 2016 to March 7, 2017
Number of respondents
19,270 physicians from 27 specialties
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
* Physicians were asked to provide their annual compensation for patient care. For employed physicians, patient-care compensation includes salary, bonus, and profit-sharing contributions. For partners, this includes earnings after taxes and deductible business expenses but before income tax.

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