Income of Doctors by Specialty (With Length of Residency/Fellowship)

Income of Doctors by Specialty (With Length of Residency_Fellowship)

Income for doctors vary widely by region and specialty. In this post, we have sorted out the average income of doctors by their specialty/subspecialty and have also included how much training is needed. This information will be updated yearly and is collected from AAMC. The salary numbers are as of 2020.

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Table: Income And Length of Residency/Fellowship By Specialty

The + sign indicates the additional time needed for fellowship after residency. 

Specialty Average Income Length of Residency Or Fellowship Note
Allergy and Immunology
$229,000
+2
Plus 3 years internal med or pediatrics residency
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
$297,000
4

Blood Banking - Transfusion Medicine

Chemical Pathology

Cytopathology

Forensic Pathology

Hematology

Medical Microbiology

Neuropathology

Pediatric Pathology

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

+1

+1

+1

+1

+1

+1

+2

+1

Anesthesiology
$409,000
4

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Critical Care Medicine

Obstetric Anesthesiology

Pain Medicine

Pediatric Anesthesiology

-

-

-

$401,000

$450,000

-

+1

+1

+1

+1

Dermatology
$391,000
4

Dermatopathology

Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology

-

-

+1

-

Diagnostic Radiology
$403,500
5

Abdominal Radiology

Cardiothoracic Radiology

Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology

Musculoskeletal Radiology

Neuroradiology

Nuclear Radiology

Pediatric Radiology

Vascular and Interventional Radiology

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

$467,000

+1

+1

+1

+1

+1

+1

+1

+1

Emergency Medicine
$353,000
3

Medical Toxicology

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

-

-

+2

+2

Family Medicine/ Family Practice
$232,500
3

Geriatric Medicine

Sports Medicine

-

-

+1

+1

General Surgery
$435,000
5

Hand Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

Surgical Critical Care

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Vascular Surgery

-

$567,000

$455,000

-

$456,000

+1

+2

+1

+1

+5

Hospice and Palliative Medicine
-
+1
Infectious Disease
$232,000
+2
Integrated Plastic Surgery
-
+6
Integrated Thoracic Surgery
-
+6
Integrated Vascular Surgery
-
+5
Internal Medicine
$258,000
3

Cardiovascular Disease

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Critical Care Medicine

Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Gastroenterology

Geriatric Medicine

Hematology

Hematology and Oncology

Interventional Cardiology

Nephrology

Oncology

Pediatrics

Pulmonary Disease

Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine

Rheumatology

Sports Medicine

$401,000

-

$328,000

$234,000

$437,000

$232,000

-

$337,000

$537,000

$276,000

-

-

$341,000

-

$232,000

-

+3

+1

+2

+2

+3

+1

+2

+3

+1

+2

+2

+1

+2

+3

+2

+1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four year Med-Ped

Medical Genetics
$221,000
+2
With an additional two years completed in pediatrics, internal med, or ob-gyn

Biochemical Genetics

Molecular Genetic Pathology

-

-

+1

-

Neurological Surgery
$700,000
7

Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology

-

+1

Neurology
$288,000
4

Child Neurology

Clinical Neurophysiology

Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology

Neuromuscular Medicine

Pain Medicine

$244,000

-

-

-

-

+3

+1

+1

+1

+1

Nuclear Medicine
$369,000
3
In addition to one prelim year
Obstetrics and Gynecology
$313,000
4

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive

-

+2

Ophthalmology
$349,000
3

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

-

+2

Orthopaedic Surgery
$574,000
5

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedics

Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics

Hand Surgery

Musculoskeletal Oncology

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Orthopaedic Trauma

Pediatric Orthopaedics

-

-

-

-

$584,000

-

-

-

+1

+1

+1

+1

+1

+1

+1

+1

Otolaryngology
$426,000
5

Otology-Neurotology

Pediatric Otolaryngology

$426,000

-

+2

+2

Pediatrics
-
3

Adolescent Medicine

Child Abuse Pediatrics

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatric Rheumatology

Pediatric Sports Medicine

Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

$225,500

$203,000

-

-

$305,000

$320,000

$314,000

$283,000

$208,000

$267,000

$242,000

$213,000

$218,000

$244,000

$202,000

-

+3

+3

+1

+3

+3

+3

+2

+3

+3

+3

+3

+3

+3

+3

+1

+1

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
$259,000
$259,000
4

Neuromuscular Medicine

Pain Medicine

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

$225,500

-

-

+1

+1

+1

Plastic Surgery
-
6
Alternative path available

Craniofacial Surgery

Hand Surgery

-

-

+1

+1

Preventive Medicine
-
2
Psychiatry
$226,000
4

Geriatric Psychiatry

Forensic Psychiatry

-

$257,000

+1

1

Radiation Oncology
-
5
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
$481,000
+3
After ob-gyn residency
Sleep Medicine
-
1
Thoracic Surgery
-
+2
In addition to 5 years of general surgery residency

Congenital Cardiac Surgery

$675,000

+1

Transplant Hepatology
-
+1
After 3 years of IM residency &d 3-year gastroenterology fellowship
Urology
-
5

Pediatric Urology

-

+2

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