Salaries for 10 key physician specialties

Surgeons are some of the highest paid physician specialists, according to salary data from jobseeker resource PayScale.

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

Here's how average pay for 10 physician specialties stacks up:

1. Neurosurgeon: $402,205

2. Cardiothoracic surgeon: $387,471

3. Orthopedic surgeon: 379,757

4. Invasive cardiologist: $360,213

5. Gastroenterologist: $309,398

6. Otolaryngologist: $296,879

7. Non-invasive cardiologist: $294,420

8. General surgeon: $270,741

9. OB-GYN: $219,310

10. Ophthalmologist: $212,005

 

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