Money-Makers: 15 Statistics on Physician Compensation

Here are 15 statistics on physician compensation for the top three specialties that drive case volume in ASCs. Data is drawn from MGMA's Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2010 Report Based on 2009 Data.

Gastroenterologists


1.    The average gastroenterologist salary was $496,139.
2.    Gastroenterologists in single-specialty groups made more than those in multi-specialty groups, at $507,106 versus $437,711.
3.    Gastroenterologists practicing in the Midwest United States made more than in any other area, with an average salary of $507,717.
4.    Male gastroenterologists made more than female gastroenterologists, at $480,020 compared to $357,145.
5.    Gastroenterologists with 8-17 years in the specialty made more than any other tenure, at $500,250.

Ophthalmologists


1. The average ophthalmologist salary was $376,943.
2. Ophthalmologists in single-specialty groups made more than those in multi-specialty groups, at $417,744 versus $321,951.
3. Ophthalmologists practicing in the southern United States made more than in any other area, with an average salary of $378,305.
4. Male ophthalmologists made more than female ophthalmologists, at $350,832 compared to $312,837.
5. Ophthalmologists with 18 or more years in the specialty made more than any other tenure, at $347,537.

Orthopedic surgeons

1. The average orthopedic surgeon salary was $524,259.
2. Orthopedic surgeons in single-specialty groups made less than those in multi-specialty groups, at $470,323 versus $475,403.
3. Orthopedic surgeons practicing in the Midwest United States made more than in any other area, with an average salary of $536,317.
4. Male orthopedic surgeons made more than female orthopedic surgeons, at $486,847 compared to $299,673
5. Orthopedic surgeons with 8-17 years in the specialty made more than any other tenure, at $510,419.

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Money-Makers: 15 Statistics on Physician Compensation

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