April 16, 2015

Doctors Make How Much?!

At some point in your life you or a loved one will need to see a doctor. It’s important that you do so in order to stay as healthy as possible.

Doctors have a very rewarding healthcare career. They work around the clock dealing with patients suffering from all sorts of medical issues. To be successful, they need to be highly trained and seriously focused. For that doctors are typically paid very well.

This week we ran across an interesting post on Business Insider that highlights how much different doctor specialities make. The post specifically looks at a new website for doctors called Doximity. It’s basically like a “LinkedIn for doctors.”

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Medical Jobs Section Photo ButtonDoximity allows doctors to compare their salaries nationwide. Doctor’s salaries can vary significantly depending on where they live. The site helps doctors find the best place for them to live, work, and play.

Most doctors leave medical school with about $170,000 in debt, followed by 3 to 8 years of residency with a salary of $51,000 to $66,000 per year. After they are established, doctors make six figure salaries in most cases.

Based on the anonymous data that Doximity has received, they compiled a list of the average salary for 48 different medical specialities. The salaries below are typical salaries ten years after graduating from medical school:

  1. Pediatric Endocrinology – $157,394
  2. Medical Genetics – $158,597
  3. Pediatric Infectious Disease – $163,658
  4. Pediatric Nephrology – $183,780
  5. Pediatric Hematology & Oncology – $192,855
  6. Pediatric Gastroenterology – $196,708
  7. Pediatric Rheumatology – $200,027
  8. Infectious Disease – $205,570
  9. Medicine/Pediatrics – $205,610
  10. Pediatrics – $206,291
  11. Endocrinology – $217,610
  12. Pediatric Pulmonology – $218,106
  13. Internal Medicine – $223,175
  14. Psychiatry – $227,478
  15. Family Medicine – $227,541
  16. Occupational Medicine – $229,450
  17. Neurology – $243,105
  18. Rheumatology – $244,765
  19. Preventive Medicine – $270,888
  20. Pediatric Emergency Medicine – $273,683
  21. Physical Medicine/Rehab – $278,283
  22. Nuclear Medicine – $290,639
  23. Neonatology/Perinatology – $290,853
  24. Allergy and Immunology – $296,705
  25. Pathology – $302,610
  26. Pediatric Cardiology – $303,917
  27. Nephrology – $306,302
  28. Obstetrics & Gynecology – $315,295
  29. Pulmonology – $317,323
  30. Emergency Medicine – $320,419
  31. Oncology – $341,701
  32. Ophthalmology – $343,144
  33. Colon and Rectal Surgery – $343,277
  34. Anesthesiology – $357,116
  35. General Surgery – $360,933
  36. Otolaryngology (ENT) – $369,790
  37. Hematology – $376,660
  38. Gastroenterology – $379,460
  39. Urology – $381,029
  40. Dermatology – $400,898
  41. Radiology – $404,302
  42. Plastic Surgery – $407,709
  43. Radiation Oncology – $418,228
  44. Vascular Surgery – $428,944
  45. Cardiology – $436,849
  46. Thoracic Surgery – $471,137
  47. Orthopaedic Surgery – $535,668
  48. Neurosurgery – $609,639

As you can see, doctors make a very healthy annual salary. The above list is taken directly from Business Insider’s post. The information has been re-order based on salary from low to high.

If you’re ready to become a doctor, head over to JobMonkey to learn more about this rewarding career choice. You can also search for healthcare jobs on the JobMonkey Job Board.

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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