April 24, 2019 — Common physician salaries rose to $313,000 from $299,000 final 12 months, in accordance with the Medscape Doctor Compensation Report 2019.
The report is probably the most complete physician wage report in america, representing virtually 20,000 physicians in additional than 30 specialties.
The highest three highest-paid specialties are:
- Orthopedists at a mean of $482,000 a 12 months
- Plastic surgeons: $471,000
- Otolaryngologists (ear, nostril and throat): $461,000
The bottom-paid specialties are:
- Public well being and preventive drugs: $209,000
- Pediatricians: $225,000
- Household drugs: $231,000
The specialists who have been probably to say they’re pretty paid have been public well being docs. The least more likely to say they have been pretty paid have been infectious illness docs and diabetes and endocrinology specialists (each at 42% wage satisfaction).
Oklahoma was the top-earning state for all docs, with a mean revenue of $337,000, adopted by Alabama at $330,000 and Nevada at $329,000.
Gender Hole Widens
A comparability of full-time salaries in major care exhibits that male docs’ earnings grew to 25% greater than their feminine counterparts’ earnings this 12 months ($258,000 vs. $207,000). The hole was 18% final 12 months, 16% in 2017, and 17% in 2016, the report exhibits.
Girls usually select to follow in lots of the lowest-paying specialties, the report notes. Solely 9% of orthopedists are girls, for instance, whereas 60% of pediatricians are feminine.
“Nevertheless, the preponderance of girls within the lower-paying specialties would not clarify the pay disparity inside every specialty,” the report notes.
Male specialists earned 33% greater than feminine specialists on this 12 months’s report ($372,000 vs. $280,000). In 2018, they earned 36% extra.
In major care, males work a mean of four hours greater than girls, and amongst specialties, males work three hours extra, the survey exhibits. This additionally doesn’t clarify the gender pay hole.
A racial hole persists as properly. White docs continued to take advantage of, on common, at $319,000. Hispanic/Latino and mixed-race docs have been subsequent at $303,000, adopted by Asians at $300,000 and African American/black docs at $281,000.