Average compensation for 27 specialties in 2017 — Orthopedics ranks as No. 1 at $489k

The "Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2017" found physicians' overall average compensation totals $294,00, with specialists having an average compensation of $316,000.

Here is the breakdown of compensation by specialty:

1. Orthopedics: $489,000
2. Plastic surgery: $440,000
3. Cardiology: $410,000
4. Urology: $400,000
5. Otolaryngology: $398,000
6. Radiology: $396,000
7. Gastroenterology: $391,000
8. Dermatology: $386,000
9. Anesthesiology: $364,000
10. General surgery: $352,000
11. Ophthalmology: $345,000
12. Emergency medicine: $339,000
13. Oncology: $330,000
14. Critical care: $324,000
15. Pulmonary medicine: $310,000
16. Pathology: $293,000
17. Ob/Gyn: $286,000
18. Nephrology: $280,000
19. Allergy and immunology: $257,000
20. Neurology: $249,000
21. Rheumatology: $235,000
22. Psychiatry: $235,000
23. Infectious diseases: $228,000
24. Internal medicine: $225,000
25. Endocrinology: $220,000
26. Family medicine: $209,000
27. Pediatrics: $202,000

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