Orthopedic surgeons, cardiologists, and urologists reported higher salaries than all other specialties in American healthcare during 2014.
The data came from an analysis performed by the Dallas-based Medicus Firm, the second largest physician recruitment firm in the nation (trailing only Irving’s Merritt Hawkins). It shows a positive uptick for nearly all specialties: Only general surgeons reported making less money in 2014 than 2013 ($349,000 to $353,000).
Orthopedic surgeons said they made $499,000 in 2014, up from $485,000 in 2013. Cardiologists came in second and reported an even larger jump: $443,000 compared to $421,000. The survey was culled from responses by 2,685 providers who practiced within 21 specialties in 47 states.
Here is a chart showing the findings: