GI residents earn over $64K — Here's which specialties rake in more

Written by Angie Stewart | July 19, 2018 | Print  |

Allergy and immunology, rheumatology, specialized surgery and critical care residents were the top four highest paid this year, beating gastroenterology residents in the No. 5 slot, according to the Medscape 2018 Residents Salary & Debt Report.

Medscape surveyed 1,916 U.S. medical residents in April to determine the average salary.

Here's the breakdown:

1. Allergy & immunology: $68,800
2. Rheumatology: $66,200
3. Specialized surgery: $66,100
4. Critical care: $64,900
5. Gastroenterology: $64,600
6. Nephrology: $64,200
7. Endocrinology: $63,400
8. Plastic surgery: $63,100
9. Cardiology: $62,100
10. Oncology: $62,100
11. Neurological surgery: $61,800
12. HIV/infectious diseases: $61,700
13. Hematology: $61,500
14. Medical geneticists: $61,400
15. Pulmonary medicine: $61,100
16. Psychiatry: $60,800
17. Radiology: $60,700
18. Neurology: $60,500
19. Orthopedics: $60,100
20. Pathology: $60,100
21. Orthopedic surgery: $59,900
22. OB/GYN & women's health: $59,800
23. Urology: $59,200
24. Anesthesiology: $59,000
25. General surgery: $58,800
26. Dermatology: $58,600
27. Otolaryngology: $58,200
28. Pediatrics: $58,200
29. Ophthalmology: $57,600
30. Physical medicine & rehab: $57,500
31. Internal medicine: $57,000
32. Emergency medicine: $56,800
33. Family medicine: $55,900
34. Public health & preventive medicine: $55,500
35. Other: $57,800

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