Opinion of U.S. physicians about being fairly compensated as of 2017, by specialty*

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Percentage of physicians
Emergency medicine 68%
Dermatology 65%
Psychiatry 64%
Pathology 62%
Radiology 62%
Otolaryngology 60%
Critical care 59%
Anesthesiology 57%
Oncology 57%
Family medicine 53%
Ophthalmology 53%
Pediatrics 52%
Plastic surgery 52%
Gastroenterology 51%
Cardiology 50%
Neurology 50%
Internal medicine 49%
Obstetricians/gynecologists 48%
Allergy 48%
Rheumatology 48%
Pulmonology 48%
General surgery 48%
Orthopedics 48%
Urology 47%
Infectious disease 47%
Endocrinology 44%
Nephrology 41%

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This statistic depicts U.S. physicians' opinion about their compensation as of 2017, by specialty. In that year, 53 percent of all U.S. family medicine physicians stated that they feel fairly compensated.
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Release date
April 2017
United States
Survey time period
December 20, 2016 to March 7, 2017
Number of respondents
19,270 physicians from 27 specialty areas
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
* Original question: "Do you feel fairly compensated?" (Answer: Yes.)

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