Ever wondered how much money doctors make in various specialties? Well, you’re about to find out.
The online medical resource Medscape, which is owned by WebMD, just came out with its 2016 Physician Compensation Report, which features data from more than 19,200 doctors in 26 specialties. All the data is self-reported and based on information collected for Medscape’s yearly survey.
The five highest-paid doctors, by specialty, were orthopedists, cardiologists (doctors who deal with heart issues), dermatologists (doctors who deal with skin issues), gastroenterologists (doctors who deal with stomach and intestinal issues), and radiologists (doctors who use things like X-Rays and ultrasounds to diagnose or treat disease).
The five lowest-paid doctors were pediatricians (child physicians), endocrinologists (doctors who specialize in hormonal imbalances), family physicians, HIV and infectious disease specialists, and allergists.
Take a look at the graphic below to see the average earnings for doctors from each specialty:
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