25 Highest-Paid Specialties: Salaries for Hospital-Employed Physicians

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Hospitals are purchasing physician practices and employing physicians at some of the highest levels in roughly two decades. Here are the top 25 highest-paid physician specialties, with average salary figures, that were in hospital-owned practices based on the most recent data from the Medical Group Management Association's Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2011 Report Based on 2010 Data.

1.    Orthopedic surgery — spine: $714,088
2.    Neurological surgery: $701,927
3.    Cardiovascular surgery — pediatric: $681,408
4.    Neurological surgery — pediatric: $656,282
5.    Cardiology — electrophysiology: $601,111
6.    Orthopedic surgery — hip and joint: $589,267
7.    Cardiology — invasive-interventional: $586,765
8.    Dermatology — Mohs surgery: $586,083
9.    Cardiovascular surgery: $567,171
10.    Orthopedic surgery — trauma: $562,688
11.    Cardiology — invasive: $550,000
12.    Orthopedic surgery — sports medicine: $550,000
13.    General orthopedic surgery: $526,398
14.    Radiology — diagnostic-invasive: $513,000
15.    Pediatric surgery: $505,281
16.    Anesthesiology — pain management: $502,775
17.    Orthopedic surgery — pediatric: $489,500
18.    Radiology — diagnostic-noninvasive: $485,334
19.    Anesthesiology — pediatric: $482,299
20.    Radiation oncology: $477,807
21.    Thoracic surgery: $475,708
22.    Orthopedic surgery — hand: $475,370
23.    OB/GYN — maternal and fetal medicine: $473,227
24.    Orthopedic surgery — foot and ankle: $469,492
25.    Dermatology: $465,543

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