Neonatal Medicine Specialists Have Highest Salaries Among Pediatricians

Out of 16 branches of pediatrics surveyed, pediatricians who specialize in neonatal medicine earned the most on average last year, according to the Medical Group Management Association's "Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2011 Report Based on 2010 Data."

Neonatal medicine pediatricians made $339,528 on average in 2010, and child development pediatricians made an average of $165,594, the lowest of all pediatricians surveyed.

Here are the average annual compensation figures of physicians within 16 specialties of pediatrics in 2010:

Neonatal Medicine: $339,528
Cardiology: $311,501
Critical Care/Intensivist: $311,039
Gastroenterology: $306,818
Emergency Medicine: $255,717
Pulmonology: $255,239
Nephrology: $234,524
Hematology/Oncology: $229,765
General: $210,678
Allergy/Immunology: $202,274
Infectious Disease: $193,539
Endocrinology: $191,098
Adolescent Medicine: $189,587
Urgent Care: $178,255
Child Development: $165,594

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