Ortho, radiology top pay scale for physicians
Family practice ranks lowest
Orthopedic surgery, radiology, and urology were among the most highly paid physician specialties during 2000, according to a new survey. Meanwhile, family practice, psychiatry, and pediatrics are at the low end of the pay scale.
According to a study by consulting firm Martin, Fletcher in Irving, TX, average annual salaries for orthopedic surgeons during 2000 were $350,000, and physicians specializing in radiology and urology made $300,000. At the other end of the scale, family practitioners and psychiatrists made $150,000, and pediatricians made $160,00. To see the percent change in total payments by specialty from the 5-year review of work, click here.
Other salary ranges identified in the survey: