100 Statistics on Physician Compensation

Here are 100 statistics on physician compensation, according to various reports.

Anesthesiologists

Median salary1: $370,500
Hospital-owned salary2: $387,343
Non-hospital owned salary: $428,580
Male anesthesiologists3: $335,000
Female anesthesiologists: $275,000
Highest-paying U.S. region: Southeast ($340,000)
Lowest-paying U.S. region: Southwest ($311,000)
Income offered upon recruitment4: $331,000

Emergency medicine physicians


Median salary: $267,293
Hospital-owned salary: $258,461
Non-hospital owned salary: $272,274
Male emergency medicine physicians: $263,000
Female emergency medicine physicians: $217,975
Highest-paying U.S. region: South Central ($314,000)
Lowest-paying U.S. region: Northeast ($228,000)
Income offered upon recruitment: $247,000

Family medicine physicians (without OB)

Median salary: $208,861
Hospital-owned salary: $183,152
Non-hospital owned salary: $185,234
Male family medicine physicians: $165,000
Female family medicine physicians: $130,000
Highest-paying U.S. region: North Central ($176,000)
Lowest-paying U.S. region: Southwest ($140,000)
Income offered upon recruitment: $175,000

Gastroenterologists

Median salary: $405,000
Hospital-owned salary: $484,275
Non-hospital owned salary: $461,640
Highest-paying U.S. region: North Central ($542,500)
Lowest-paying U.S. region: Northeast ($248,000)

General surgeons

Median salary: $357,091
Hospital-owned salary: $339,700
Non-hospital owned salary: $333,497
Male general surgeons: $300,000
Female general surgeons: $261,000
Highest-paying U.S. region: North Central ($341,579)
Lowest-paying U.S. region:
Northwest ($257,500)
Income offered upon recruitment: $314,000

Internal medicine physicians

Median salary: $214,307
Hospital-owned salary: $197,756
Non-hospital owned salary: $195,883
Male internal medicine physicians: $188,000
Female internal medicine physicians: $160,000
Highest-paying U.S. region:
West ($188,000)
Lowest-paying U.S. region: Northeast ($150,000)
Income offered upon recruitment: $191,000

Invasive cardiologists

Median salary (general cardiologists): $402,000
Hospital-owned salary: $570,007
Non-hospital owned salary: $414,752
Male cardiologists: $340,000
Female cardiologists: $249,000
Highest-paying U.S. region: Northwest ($477,500)
Lowest-paying U.S. region:
Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and West ($275,000)
Income offered upon recruitment: $495,000

Neurologists


Median salary: $236,500
Hospital-owned salary: $240,899
Non-hospital owned salary: $234,653
Male neurologists: $207,000
Female neurologists: $174,750
Highest-paying U.S. region: Southeast ($225,000)
Lowest-paying U.S. region: West ($165,000)
Income offered upon recruitment: $281,000

OB/GYNs


Median salary: $275,152
Hospital-owned salary: $288,922
Non-hospital owned salary: $276,600
Male OB/GYNs: $245,000
Female OB/GYNs: $200,000
Highest-paying U.S. region: North Central ($290,000)
Lowest-paying U.S. region: Northeast ($210,000)
Income offered upon recruitment: $272,000

Pediatric physicians

Median salary:
$209,873
Hospital-owned salary: $195,707
Non-hospital owned salary: $188,904
Male pediatric physicians: $170,000
Female pediatric physicians: $135,000
Highest-paying U.S. region: North Central ($158,000)
Lowest-paying U.S. region: Northeast ($135,000)
Income offered upon recruitment: $180,000

Ophthalmologists

Median salary: $238,200
Hospital-owned salary: $338,635
Non-hospital owned salary: $338,208
Male ophthalmologists: $285,000
Female ophthalmologists: $200,000
Highest-paying U.S. region: Great Lakes ($333,000)
Lowest-paying U.S. region: Southwest ($170,000)

Orthopedic surgeons

Median salary: $500,672
Hospital-owned salary: $516,413
Non-hospital owned salary: $452,128
Male orthopedic surgeons: $362,000
Female orthopedic surgeons: $276,000
Highest-paying U.S. region: North Central ($537,500)
Lowest-paying U.S. region: West ($250,000)
Income offered upon recruitment: $519,000

Urologists

Median salary: $222,920
Hospital-owned salary: $410,045
Non-hospital owned salary: $387,397
Male urologists: $310,000
Female urologists: $170,000
Highest-paying U.S. region: South Central ($357,500)
Lowest-paying U.S. region: Southwest ($265,000)
Income offered upon recruitment: $400,000


1: Information on median salary comes from the AMGA Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey.

2: Information on hospital-owned and non-hospital owned physician salaries comes from Medical Group Management Association's Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2010 Report Based on 2009 Data.

3: Information on salary by gender and region comes from Medscape's Physician Compensation Report 2011.

4: Information on income offered upon recruitment comes from Merritt Hawkins' 2010 Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives.


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