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10 highest-paying nurse practitioner specialties

Nurse practitioners specializing in anesthesiology earn more than those in other specialties, according to Medscape's 2019 Hospitalists Salary Survey.

The survey includes responses from 12,500 physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, of which 5,308 provided salary information.

Here are the top-paying nurse practitioner specialties, listed by annual base salary:

• Anesthesiology: $166,969
• Psychiatry: $139,976
• Pediatrics: $131,302
• Orthopedics: $123,820
• Urology: $120,545
• Emergency Medicine: $117,366
• Hospitalists: $115,512
• Cardiology: $112,567
• Radiology: $111,500
• Gastroenterology: $110,795

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