Compensation increase in select medical specialties in the U.S. as of 2018*

U.S. medical specialties percentage compensation increase 2018 This statistic depicts the percentage increase in compensation within a year as of 2018 in select medical specialties in the United States. Cardiology saw a three percent increase in salary between this year's and last year's compensation survey.
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Percent increase in compensation
Psychiatry16%
Plastic surgery14%
Physical medicine/rehabilitation13%
Oncology10%
Critical care9%
Rheumatology9%
Allergy/immunology6%
Anesthesiology6%
Nephrology5%
Ob/Gyn5%
Pediatrics5%
Family medicine5%
Gastroenterology4%
Emergency medicine3%
Ophthalmology3%
Cardiology3%
Pulmonology3%
Internal medicine2%
Dermatology2%
Orthopedics2%
Infectious disease1%
Radiology1%
Neurology-2%
Pathology-2%
Diabetes/endocrinology-4%
Otolaryngology-4%
Urology-7%
General surgery-9%
Percent increase in compensation
Psychiatry16%
Plastic surgery14%
Physical medicine/rehabilitation13%
Oncology10%
Critical care9%
Rheumatology9%
Allergy/immunology6%
Anesthesiology6%
Nephrology5%
Ob/Gyn5%
Pediatrics5%
Family medicine5%
Gastroenterology4%
Emergency medicine3%
Ophthalmology3%
Cardiology3%
Pulmonology3%
Internal medicine2%
Dermatology2%
Orthopedics2%
Infectious disease1%
Radiology1%
Neurology-2%
Pathology-2%
Diabetes/endocrinology-4%
Otolaryngology-4%
Urology-7%
General surgery-9%
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This statistic depicts the percentage increase in compensation within a year as of 2018 in select medical specialties in the United States. Cardiology saw a three percent increase in salary between this year's and last year's compensation survey.
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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
Supplementary notes
* Comparing the results from the 2018 and 2017 Medscape Physician Compensation Report.

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