Not all physician specialties are alike when it comes to salary, with some commanding significantly higher earnings. In fact, some specialties can yield double the salary of others, according to a recent MedPage salary survey.
Here are the top 10 highest physician salaries by specialty:
- Pain management––$342,053
- Emergency medicine––$320,973
By comparison, the highest salary for a nurse practitioner and physician assistant by specialty were $166,969 within anesthesiology and $161,956 within gastroenterology, respectively.
The survey is based on 5,308 responses providing salary information, with 69 responses used for the report. See the full figures here.