Annual compensation earned by U.S. physicians as of 2018, by specialty (in 1,000 U.S. dollars)*

Annual compensation earned by U.S. physicians by specialty 2018 This statistic shows the results of a survey regarding U.S. physicians' average annual compensation, as of 2018. According to the survey, family medicine physicians in the United States had earned an annual compensation of approximately 219 thousand U.S. dollars.
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Annual compensation in thousand U.S. dollars
Plastic surgery501
Orthopedics497
Cardiology423
Gastroenterology408
Radiology401
Dermatology392
Anesthesiology386
Otolaryngology383
Urology373
Oncology363
Ophthalmology357
Critical care354
Emergency medicine350
General surgery322
Pulmonology321
Obstetricians/gynecologists300
Nephrology294
Pathology286
Psychiatry273
Allergy/immunology272
Physical medicine/rehabilitation269
Rheumatology257
Neurology244
Infectious disease231
Internal medicine230
Family medicine219
Diabetes/endocrinology212
Pediatrics 212
Public health/preventive medicine199
Annual compensation in thousand U.S. dollars
Plastic surgery501
Orthopedics497
Cardiology423
Gastroenterology408
Radiology401
Dermatology392
Anesthesiology386
Otolaryngology383
Urology373
Oncology363
Ophthalmology357
Critical care354
Emergency medicine350
General surgery322
Pulmonology321
Obstetricians/gynecologists300
Nephrology294
Pathology286
Psychiatry273
Allergy/immunology272
Physical medicine/rehabilitation269
Rheumatology257
Neurology244
Infectious disease231
Internal medicine230
Family medicine219
Diabetes/endocrinology212
Pediatrics 212
Public health/preventive medicine199
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This statistic shows the results of a survey regarding U.S. physicians' average annual compensation, as of 2018. According to the survey, family medicine physicians in the United States had earned an annual compensation of approximately 219 thousand U.S. dollars.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
November 21, 2017 to February 21, 2018
Number of respondents
20,329 physicians from 29 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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