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Average 2011 Salaries of 25 Hospital-Employed Physician Specialties

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Hospital-employed physicians currently represent roughly half of the physician market, and their compensation levels are highly monitored across the healthcare spectrum.

This past February, Medscape fielded compensation survey responses from 24,216 U.S. physicians across 25 specialty areas and recently released its Physician Compensation Report: 2012 Results. It compiled the compensation data across several categories, including work setting, and the average salary of a hospital-employed physician across all specialties was $225,000 in 2011.

Here are the individual salary benchmarks for all 25 physician specialties from the survey.

1.    Anesthesiology: $325,000
2.    Radiology: $321,000
3.    Cardiology: $254,000
4.    Orthopedics: $251,000
5.    Critical care: $247,000
6.    Emergency medicine: $247,000
7.    General surgery: $226,000
8.    Pathology and lab medicine: $221,000
9.    Gastroenterology: $205,000
10.    Obstetrics/gynecology/women's health: $194,000
11.    Urology: $192,000
12.    Oncology: $190,000
13.    Psychiatry and mental health: $174,000
14.    Pulmonary medicine: $174,000
15.    Family medicine: $169,000
16.    Infectious diseases: $168,000
17.    Internal medicine: $163,000
18.    Nephrology: $161,000
19.    Dermatology: $157,000
20.    Plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine: $155,000
21.    Endocrinology: $153,000
22.    Neurology: $150,000
23.    Pediatrics: $150,000
24.    Ophthalmology: $147,000
25.    Rheumatology: $139,000

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