Physician-Generated Revenue and Average Salaries by Specialty

Merritt Hawkins' 2010 Inpatient-Outpatient Survey revealed the following statistics on the average yearly revenue by specialty and the average salary for employed specialists. Note: Specialties listed by order of descending revenue.


Neurosurgery: $2,815,650 revenue; $571,000 salary
Cardiology (invasive):
$2,240,366 revenue; $475,000 salary
Orthopedic surgery: $2,117,764 revenue; $481,000 salary
General surgery: $2,112,492 revenue; $321,000 salary
Internal medicine: $1,678,341 revenue; $186,000 salary
Family practice: $1,622,832 revenue; $173,000 salary
Hematology/Oncology: $1,485,627 revenue; $335,000 salary
Gastroenterology: $1,450,540 revenue; $393,000 salary
Urology: $1,382,704 revenue; $401,000 salary
OB/GYN: $1,364,131 revenue; $266,000 salary
Cardiology (non-invasive): $1,319,658 revenue; $419,000 salary
Psychiatry: $1,290,104 revenue; $200,000 salary
Pulmonology: $1,204,919 revenue; $293,000 salary
Neurology: $907,317 revenue; $258,000 salary
Pediatrics: $856,154 revenue; $171,000 salary
Ophthalmology: $842,711 revenue; $282,000 salary
Nephrology: $696,888 revenue; $240,000 salary

View the 2010 Inpatient-Outpatient Survey (pdf).

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