Physician salaries have jumped 20% since 2015 & other survey findings

Medscape's Physician Compensation Report 2019 found physician salary growth outpaces the general population.

Medscape surveyed 20,000 physicians in 30 specialties on average compensation, hours worked and more to generate the report.

The key takeaways:

1. Average physician salaries have increased by 20 percent since 2015.

2. The highest-earning specialties include:

Orthopedics - $482,000
Plastic surgery - $471,000
Otolaryngology - $461,000
Cardiology - $430,000
Dermatology - $419,000
Radiology - $419,000
Gastroenterology - $417,000

3. Physicians are paid the most on average in Oklahoma, Florida, Alabama and Arkansas.

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