Specialties with largest compensation increases in 2017

Cardiologists saw the biggest pay increases from 2017-2018—a 4.4% raise in compensation. Eight other specialties also had increases, ranging from 1.4% to 4.3%. 

These numbers come from a survey conducted by from SullivanCotter, with data collected from over 150,000 physicians and advanced practice professionals. The other specialties that saw compensation increases include:

  • Emergency medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Hospitalist
  • Internal medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • OB-GYN 

General surgery was the only specialty included in the survey that did not report an increase.

Source: Becker’s Hospital Review