Leading 10 medical specialties in the U.S. based on average compensation after 6 years of national practice in 2013 (in U.S. dollars)

Top medical specialties based on compensation after 6 years of practice 2013 This statistic depicts the leading 10 medical specialties in the U.S. based on average compensation after 6 years of national practicing in 2013. As of 2013, neurological surgery was ranked second in this category, with an average compensation of around 594 thousand U.S. dollars after 6 years of national practicing.
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SpecialtyAverage compensation in U.S. dollars
Orthopedic surgery - spine628,000
Neurological surgery593,500
Cardiac & thoracic surgery525,000
Orthopedic surgery488,500
Diagnostic radiology (interventional)472,800
Diagnostic radiology (non-interventional)447,850
Vascular surgery408,000
Cardiology406,000
Gynecological oncology 405,000
Trauma surgery405,000
SpecialtyAverage compensation in U.S. dollars
Orthopedic surgery - spine628,000
Neurological surgery593,500
Cardiac & thoracic surgery525,000
Orthopedic surgery488,500
Diagnostic radiology (interventional)472,800
Diagnostic radiology (non-interventional)447,850
Vascular surgery408,000
Cardiology406,000
Gynecological oncology 405,000
Trauma surgery405,000
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This statistic depicts the leading 10 medical specialties in the U.S. based on average compensation after 6 years of national practicing in 2013. As of 2013, neurological surgery was ranked second in this category, with an average compensation of around 594 thousand U.S. dollars after 6 years of national practicing.
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Release date
February 2014
Region
United States
Survey time period
August to December 2013
Number of respondents
80,000 practicing physicians and 40,000 newly graduated physicians
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