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Top 10 Physician Specialties With Highest Retirement Benefits

Retirement benefits have a wide range from physician specialty to physician specialty. According to the Medical Group Management Association's "Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2011 Report Based on 2010 Data," retirement benefits vary from a low of $10,567 to a high of $42,287.

Here are the 10 physician specialties that averaged the highest annual retirement benefits last year:

•    Gastroenterology (Hepatology):  $42,287
•    Orthopedic Surgery (Hip & Joint):  $38,488
•    Orthopedic Surgery (Trauma):  $35,388
•    Anesthesiology:  $35,163
•    Orthopedic Surgery (Spine):  $35,074
•    Surgery (Neurological):  $34,557
•    Orthopedic Surgery (Sports Medicine):  $34,327
•    Orthopedic Surgery (Hand):  $33,367
•    Surgery (Bariatric):  $32,487
•    Radiology (Diagnostic-Invasive):  $32,120

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