Statistics on Median Compensation for 10 Specialties Based on Setting

Specialty Rural Median Suburban Median Urban Median Rural-Suburban Difference Rural-Urban Difference
Cardiology $343,150 $320,000 $333,340 107% 103%
Anesthesiology $370,500 $347,233 $317,226 107% 117%
Obstetrics/Gynecology $265,950 $222,413 $239,980 120% 111%
Internal Medicine $210,750 $173,300 $183,460 122% 115%
Hematology/Oncology $308,500 $299,500 $266,530 103% 116%
Emergency Medicine $265,500 $236,920 $247,805 112% 107%
Hospitalist $205,990 $195,000 $186,735 106% 110%
General Surgery $356,365 $319,815 $280,000 111% 127%
General Pediatrics $185,105 $173,920 $178,610 106% 104%
General Orthopedic Surgery $464,500 $426,440 $391,110 109% 119%















Data abstracted from Sullivan, Cotter and Associate's 2010 Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey, which contains the largest database of compensation and productivity data on physicians and mid-level providers (over 58,000) in the U.S. The survey was conducted from Feb. through April 2010.

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