2014 physician salary by specialty

Most physician specialty salaries are growing, according to results of a 2015 survey based on 2014 income information from physician search company, The Medicus Firm.

The only specialty that experienced a drop in 2014 salary compared to 2013 salary was general surgery, which fell 1.1 percent. In contrast, the specialties that grew the most were neurology (6.7 percent), emergency medicine (6.6 percent), cardiology (5.2 percent) and pediatrics (4.2 percent).

Here is how each specialty stacked up based on average 2014 income, according to The Medicus Firm. The following specialties are listed in descending order by average salary.

1. Orthopedic surgery — $499,000 (2.9 percent increase from 2013)

2. Cardiology — $443,000 (5.2 percent increase from 2013)

3. Gastroenterology — $424,000 (0.7 percent increase from 2013)

4. Urology — $416,000 (0.5 percent increase from 2013)

5. Radiology — $403,000 (2.0 percent increase from 2013)

6. Medical oncology — $402,000 (0.25 percent increase from 2013)

7. Anesthesiology — $371,000 (2.5 percent increase from 2013)

8. General surgery — $349,000 (1.1 percent decrease from 2013)

9. Obstetrics/Gynecology — $285,000 (2.5 percent increase from 2013)

10. Emergency medicine — $275,000 (6.6 percent increase from 2013)

11. Neurology — $270,000 (6.7 percent increase from 2013)

12. Hospitalist — $249,000 (1.6 percent increase from 2013)

13. Internal medicine — $239, 000 (3.5 percent increase from 2013)

14. Psychiatry — $225,000 (3.7 percent increase from 2013)

15. Family medicine — $208,000 (3.5 percent increase from 2013)

16. Pediatrics — $199,000 (4.2 percent increase from 2013)

 

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