The United States is the dreamland of most International Medical Graduates. It is no news that the US boasts as the highest-paying country for doctors. So it is natural for every IMG to look forward to being rewarded for their long years of hard work in this dreamland.
In the realm of healthcare, the compensation structure for medical residents varies considerably across different specialties. This blog post aims to provide a thorough review of Medical Resident Salaries by Specialty in the United States,
This review is based on a submission on Medscape from over 13,000 physicians in more than 29 specialties using their annual financial report in 2022.
How Much are Doctors Paid in the USA?
In the last few years, medical doctor salary in the US has been on the rise, with specialists earning significantly more than Primary care physicians by over US$100,000.
Overall, the average salary of doctors in the US is $339,000. With primary care physicians earning an average of $260,000 and Specialists around $368,000.
Medical Doctor Salary by Specialty in the US
The table below is a detailed breakdown of the average medical doctor’s salary by specialty in the US ranked from the highest earners to the lowest earners;
|Specialist||Average Annual Salary|
|Allergy and Immunology||$298,000|
|Diabetes and Endocrinology||$257,000|
|Public Health and Preventive Medicine||$243,000|
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