Revenue vs. Salary: 20 Statistics Based on Physician Specialty

Here are 20 statistics about revenue generated by physicians for hospitals versus average employed physician salary, based on physician specialty. Data comes from 2009 Merritt Hawkins' Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives and Merritt Hawkins' 2010 Physician Inpatient/Outpatient Revenue Survey. The latter survey shows net annual revenue generated by physicians in various specialties on behalf of their affiliated hospitals.

Neurosurgery
Average revenue: $2,815,650
Average salary: $571,000

Invasive cardiology
Average revenue: $2,240,366
Average salary: $475,000

Orthopedic surgery
Average revenue: $2,117,764
Average salary: $481,000

General surgery
Average revenue: $2,112,492
Average salary: $321,000

Internal medicine
Average revenue: $1,678,341
Average salary: $186,000

Family practice

Average revenue: $1,622,832
Average salary: $173,000

Gastroenterology
Average revenue: $1,450,540
Average salary: $393,000

Non-invasive cardiology
Average revenue: $1,319,658
Average salary: $419,000

Pediatrics
Average revenue: $856,154
Average salary: $171,000

Ophthalmology
Average revenue: $842,711
Average salary: $282,000

Read Merritt Hawkins' 2010 Physician Inpatient/Outpatient Revenue Survey.

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