Physician salaries have been rising over the past several years, driven up by higher demand and a looming shortage. The average salary for a physician was $363,924 in 2018, according to a new survey from LocumTenens.com, a medical job board site.
Since 2015, the average salary for physicians has increase 16.5%, the survey found.
By comparison, salaries for advanced practitioners has fluctuated over the past several years, averaging $122,973 in 2019. AP salaries fell in 2017, but are back on the rise, according to the survey.
Here are the average physician salaries by specialty in 2018:
- Critical Care physician––$376,090
- Emergency Medicine––$360,433
- Orthopedic Surgeon––$539,464
- Primary Care––$245,146
See the full findings here.