Physician Compensation Report

Resolve Physician Agency’s contract review services look far beyond compensation; however, with mounting student loan debt, compensation is on the forefront of many contracts.

Below we have provided national medians for the top paid physician specialties, as well as data on the lowest paid and largest changes in physician salary. As you search through this information, keep in mind that these are national medians and compensation varies by region.

If you feel as if your contract isn’t what it should be, contact Resolve today for contract renegotiation or review or learn more about our renegotiation services here.

Highest Paid Specialties

Specialty 2015
Orthopedics $421,000
Cardiology $376,000
Gastroenterology $370,000
Anesthesiology $358,000
Plastic Surgery $354,000
Radiology $351,000
Urology $344,000
Dermatology $339,000
General Surgery $317,000
Emergency Medicine $306,000

*Data is according to Medscape’s 2015 Physician Compensation Report

Largest Changes in Physician Compensation from 2013

Specialty Percentage Change
Dermatology: Mohs Surgery 28.220%
Pediatrics: Hospitalist-Internal Medicine 22.057%
Pediatrics: Radiology 18.756%
Peds: Infectious Disease 18.370%
Pathology: Clinical -18.225%
Pain Management: Nonanesthesia -16.946%
Peds: Cardiology 16.392%
Hospitalist: Family Practice 13.785%
Peds: Pulmonology 13.465%
Pediatrics: Neurosurgery 13.263%

*Percent increase or decrease based off national medians from recent compensation surveys.

Resolve offers physicians both job search and contract review services that use compensation data for both specialty and region to ensure you receive the full value in your position. Learn more about Resolve’s physician job search services here and our contract review services here.