10 highest-paying medical specialties

Neurosurgery is the highest-paying medical specialty, according to Doximity's 2019 Physician Employment Report.

For the report, researchers analyzed self-reported compensation survey data from more than 70,000 licensed U.S. physicians and 7,500 nurses who practice at least 40 hours a week between 2018 and 2019.

The 10 highest-paid medical specialties:

  1. Neurosurgery — $616,823
  2. Thoracic surgery — $584,287
  3. Orthopedic surgery — $526,385
  4. Radiation oncology — $486,089
  5. Vascular surgery — $484,740
  6. Dermatology — $455,255
  7. Cardiology — $453,515
  8. Plastic surgery — $433,060
  9. Gastroenterology — $431,767
  10. Radiology — $428,572

To view Doximity's full report, click here.

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