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The 10 Best-Paying Medical Specialties

Here’s how much the highest-paid doctors in the top recruited specialties make, according to consulting firm Merritt Hawkins & Associates’ pending 2013 Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives. The average pay is the base salary or guaranteed income that is offered, not including signing bonuses, production bonuses, or benefits. 

Merritt Hawkins’ numbers do not reflect total physician incomes, but rather starting salaries physicians are being offered when they are recruited, either from residency programs or from other practice settings in which they may be established.

No. 1 Orthopedic Surgery

Average: $464,500

No. 2 Cardiology (invasive)

Average: $461,364

No. 3 Cardiology (non-invasive)

Average: $447,143

No. 4 Gastroenterology

Average: $441,421

No. 5 Urology

Average: $424,091

No. 6 Hematology/Oncology

Average: $396,000

No. 7 Dermatology

Average: $370,952

No. 8 Radiology

Average: $368,250

No. 9 Pulmonology

Average: $351,125

No. 10 General Surgery

Average: $336,375

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