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5 Medical Specialties With the Highest Median Compensation Increase from 2010-2011

In 2010, roughly 69 percent of medical and surgical specialties experienced an increase in median compensation, according to the American Medical Group Association's "2011 Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey."

The survey received responses from 239 medical groups representing more than 51,700 providers, covering an array of compensation and work value figures. It also found the weighted average increase of medical and surgical specialty compensation was about 2.4 percent in 2010.

But when it comes to the medical specialties in particular, these are the five that experienced the highest median compensation increases from 2010 to 2011:

Endocrinology: 6.46 percent
•    $218,855 in 2010, $233,000 in 2011

Allergy: 6.38 percent
•    $249,674 in 2010, $265,592 in 2011

Hospitalist – Internal Medicine: 6.29 percent
•    $215,716 in 2010, $229,294 in 2011

Cardiology: 5.20 percent
•    $402,000 in 2010, $422,921 in 2011

Neurology: 4.23 percent
•    $236,500 in 2010, $246,500 in 2011

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