Average salary & bonus for 5 physician specialties

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Physician pay varies widely between specialties, according to salary data from PayScale.

PayScale reports real-time salary data stemming from over 54 million reports from jobseekers, fact checking the data against private and public compensation data.

How pay for five physician specialties stacks up:

1. Gastroenterology
Average salary: $309,000
Bonus: $24,759

2. Orthopedic surgeon
Average salary: $377,000
Bonus: $20,724

3. Neurosurgeon
Average salary: $400,281
Bonus: $20,669

4. General surgeon
Average salary: $271,904
Bonus: $20,247

5. Ophthalmologist
Average salary: $212,005
Bonus: $29,033

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