Compensation increase in select medical specialties in the U.S. in 2016-2017*

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Percent increase in compensation
Plastic surgery24%
Allergy16%
Otolaryngology13%
Ophthalmology12%
Pulmonology11%
Orthopedics10%
Pathology10%
General surgery9%
Urology9%
Endocrinology7%
Infectious disease6%
Critical care6%
Radiology5%
Emergency medicine5%
Psychiatry4%
OB/GYN3%
Neurology3%
Gastroenterology3%
Nephrology2%
Internal medicine1%
Rheumatology1%
Family medicine1%
Dermatology1%
Anesthesiology1%
Oncology0
Cardiology0
Pediatrics-1%

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This statistic depicts the percentage increase in compensation within a year in 2016-2017 in select medical specialties in the United States. Cardiology saw no increase in salary between this year's and last year's compensation survey.
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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
Supplementary notes
* Comparing the results from the 2017 and 2016 Medscape Physician Compensation Report.

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