U.S. physicians' opinion about their compensation by specialty 2019

This statistic depicts U.S. physicians' opinion about their compensation as of 2019, by specialty. In that year, 53 percent of all U.S. family medicine physicians stated that they feel fairly compensated.

Opinion of U.S. physicians about being fairly compensated as of 2019, by specialty*

Percentage of physicians
Public health/preventive medicine73%
Emergency medicine 68%
Dermatology 66%
Radiology 66%
Pathology 66%
Psychiatry 64%
Critical care 61%
Anesthesiology 58%
Otolaryngology 56%
Cardiology 54%
Pediatrics 54%
Ophthalmology 53%
Family medicine 53%
Oncology 53%
Orthopedics 52%
Pulmonology 52%
General surgery52%
Plastic surgery 52%
Internal medicine 51%
Gastroenterology 51%
Physical medicine/rehabilitation50%
Obstetricians/gynecologists 50%
Neurology 50%
Rheumatology 49%
Urology 49%
Allergy /immunology47%
Nephrology 43%
Diabetes/endocrinology42%
Infectious disease 42%
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 25, 2018 to February 14, 2019

Number of respondents

19,328 physicians from 30+ specialties

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original question: "Do you feel fairly compensated?" (Answer: Yes.)

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