Average resident salary by specialty

The average resident salary in 2020 is $63,400, up from $61,200 in 2019, according to a new report by Medscape.

Data in the report is based on a survey of more than 1,600 residents in 30-plus specialties from April 3 to June 1. It does not reflect that some residents are at higher training levels. Survey respondents may also be in different postgraduate years — a factor used to determine salary.

Here is a list of average resident salaries by specialty, according to the report:

Allergy and immunology, hematology, plastic surgery/aesthetic medicine, rheumatology, surgery specialized: $69,500

Cardiology: $68,600

Critical care, diabetes, endocrinology, HIV/infectious diseases, gastroenterology, oncology, pathology, pulmonary medicine: $66,500

Orthopedic surgery: $64,800

Otolaryngology, radiology, neurology, urology, orthopedics: $64,600

Anesthesiology, dermatology, pediatrics, nephrology, physical medicine and rehabilitation: $63,300

Psychiatry, OB-GYN and women's health, emergency medicine, ophthalmology, public health and preventive medicine, general surgery, internal medicine: $61,500

Family medicine: $58,500 

Access the full report and methodology information here

This article was updated at 11:55 a.m. CDT on Aug. 9.


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