Below you will find the results from our 2012 salary survey of Physicians across the United States.

Specialty All Physicians Starting Eastern Western Southern Northern
Allergy and Immunology $233,894 $180,000 $234,148 $243,812 $223,366 $217,010
Anesthesiology $352,959 $260,400 $323,466 $360,195 $328,924 $363,381
Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery $497,307 $355,700 $442,097 $494,145 $456,255 $556,730
Cardiology $379,975 $270,700 $329,303 $375,827 $396,449 $389,581
Colon & Rectal Surgery $370,602 **** $352,000 $370,602 **** $380,782
Critical Care Medicine $256,514 $194,065 $241,096 $314,385 $177,917 $256,514
Dermatology $344,847 $230,000 $298,799 $364,232 $359,776 $306,392
Diagnostic Radiology - Interventional $463,219 $334,800 $405,544 $470,891 $571,715 $508,359
Diagnostic Radiology - Non-Interventional $420,858 $330,000 $375,000 $428,214 $393,000 $435,000
Emergency Care $256,879 $194,470 $239,587 $277,661 $229,155 $258,914
Endocrinology $205,497 $160,000 $185,200 $211,841 $198,052 $217,010
Family Medicine $190,182 $130,000 $160,985 $204,950 $194,733 $181,416
Family Medicine - with Obstetrics $200,565 $135,000 $191,203 $214,473 $159,004 $201,156
Gastroenterology $374,674 $270,000 $370,157 $385,129 $349,957 $362,606
General Surgery $337,595 $222,950 $295,500 $337,814 $309,476 $364,167
Geriatrics $179,344 **** $190,787 $179,694 $155,516 $179,992
Gynecological Oncology $393,486 **** $330,799 $406,023 **** $393,486
Gynecology $234,197 **** $218,750 $214,380 $229,618 $257,500
Gynecology & Obstetrics $283,110 $197,000 $254,426 $293,995 $273,245 $296,104
Hematology & Medical Oncology $301,809 $221,611 $264,556 $314,821 $361,374 $298,851
Hospitalist $205,445 $160,000 $183,200 $219,783 $213,625 $195,907
Hypertension & Nephrology $246,646 $176,960 $222,977 $279,828 $258,423 $231,375
Infectious Disease $220,601 $154,900 $189,762 $249,003 $203,035 $220,601
Intensivist $296,034 **** **** $245,254 **** ****
Internal Medicine $199,886 $140,213 $173,406 $223,227 $192,732 $187,004
Neonatology $265,400 $195,000 $252,067 $296,052 $214,825 $250,856
Neurological Surgery $581,258 $395,000 $512,294 $603,315 $497,401 $614,046
Neurology $229,119 $180,000 $210,152 $244,486 $210,972 $229,119
Nuclear Medicine (M.D. only) $331,866 **** **** $293,432 **** $316,000
Obstetrics $273,620 **** $262,486 **** **** $273,166
Occupational/Environmental Medicine $216,754 $145,498 **** $222,673 $198,775 $209,483
Ophthalmology $305,301 $211,000 $264,670 $302,394 $287,940 $333,716
Oral Surgery $367,532 **** **** **** **** $461,013
Orthopedic Surgery $450,000 $312,208 $382,561 $461,829 $358,801 $450,000
Orthopedic-Medical $209,000 **** **** $309,921 **** $186,129
Orthopedic Surgery - Joint Replacement $520,000 **** **** **** **** $531,259
Orthopedic Surgery - Hand $450,000 **** $378,286 $525,177 **** $450,000
Orthopedic Surg.-Pediatrics $360,466 **** $357,467 **** **** ****
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine $611,670 **** $507,889 $635,675 **** $590,000
Otolaryngology $336,149 $220,000 $301,876 $340,010 $330,000 $354,249
Pathology (M.D. only) $252,685 **** $228,066 **** $183,475 $263,985
Pediatric Allergy **** **** **** **** **** ****
Pediatric Cardiology $234,613 **** $217,115 $305,266 $195,000 $240,557
Pediatric Endocrinology $187,693 **** $168,097 $232,005 **** $172,719
Pediatric Gastroenterology $218,032 **** $244,103 $247,479 **** $180,647
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology $205,567 **** $170,464 $243,347 $180,118 $205,567
Pediatric Intensive Care $228,434 **** $223,622 **** $209,103 $240,000
Pediatric Nephrology $192,958 **** **** **** **** ****
Pediatric Neurology $204,540 **** $192,000 $234,325 **** $211,921
Pediatric Pulmonary Disease $172,755 **** $163,525 **** **** ****
Pediatric Surgery $363,955 **** $345,655 $397,983 $377,155 $364,400
Pediatrics & Adolescent $193,964 $130,000 $173,450 $204,454 $191,736 $187,400
Pediatric Infectious Disease $174,154 **** **** $257,470 **** $148,023
Perinatology $356,576 $256,838 $335,964 $388,795 **** $412,010
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation $229,119 $175,000 $218,377 $243,086 $207,414 $229,118
Plastic & Reconstruction $359,637 $273,566 $342,420 $362,115 $321,647 $400,000
Psychiatry $206,431 $160,000 $184,189 $236,022 $170,000 $192,261
Psychiatry - Child $226,637 $157,500 $170,105 $257,125 **** $193,386
Pulmonary Disease $267,148 $185,800 $235,670 $277,447 $263,546 $299,680
Radiation Therapy (M.D. only) $395,166 $295,200 $353,211 $434,800 $354,385 $398,467
Reproductive Endocrinology $297,150 **** $286,573 $331,096 **** $249,517
Rheumatologic Disease $217,010 $160,000 $204,081 $234,559 $214,370 $217,010
Sports Medicine $205,026 **** **** **** **** $199,156
Surgical Sports Medicine $205,026 **** **** **** **** $199,156
Transplant Surgery - Kidney $386,750 **** **** **** **** $373,628
Transplant Surgery - Liver $415,428 **** **** **** **** ****
Trauma Surgery $352,339 **** $294,331 **** $452,098 $369,402
Urgent Care $200,904 $140,000 $189,116 $208,455 $203,700 $197,684
Urology $383,029 $250,450 $330,225 $387,353 $400,161 $367,008
Vascular Surgery $377,964 $258,619 $331,661 $394,386 $368,710 $360,285

This Physician Salary Survey is based on our own recent nationwide, confidential survey of over 80,000 practicing physicians as well as over 40,000 newly graduated physicians in each specialty listed above. We have meticulously compiled our information obtained from these physicians and averaged our findings with several major physician salary compensation charts. Our survey shown should be considered as a national average throughout the United States. The diversity of doctors surveyed were solo physicians to large multi-specialty practice physicians and also included hospital employed physicians from small towns to large metropolitan areas. Your particular geographic area salaries may be higher or lower based on your own overall cost of living in your region as ours shows only an average. Competition for physicians in your own area may also require you to increase your overall physician salary and compensation package. Compensation of your own physicians should be based on your own need and ability to pay the median in the marketplace. Job seeking candidates will range from board eligible physicians to board certified physicians and each should be given their own consideration. Our physician compensation chart represents the national average of physician salaries and is believed to be as true and accurate a tool as any Physician Salary Survey in the marketplace today and should be used as a reference for information prior to employment. If your specialty is not listed we apologize as we surveyed only the specialties shown.

This physician salary and compensation survey was conducted in Sept 2011.

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