2017 Physician Compensation Report Released

2017 Physician Compensation Report Released

Most specialties saw an increase in compensation—one as much as 24%. Where do you stand?

Nearly 20,000 physicians across 27+ specialties met the screening criteria.

Medscape released it’s 2017 Physician Compensation Report, one of the most anticipated surveys among the physician community. Over 400,000 physicians have used this report to access not only salary information, but also important factors affecting income, such as hours worked, time spent with patients, what they find most rewarding about their jobs, and most challenging.


  • Specialists reported earnings 46% higher than their PCP peers ($316k vs $217k, respectively)
  • Physician incomes have steadily increased over the past 7 years
  • Self-employed physicians earn 28% more compared to their employed peers (368k vs 269k, respectively).
  • The gap between men and women’s annual earnings decreased slightly to 16% from 17% last year

Compensation Increase/Decrease

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Primary Care vs Specialties

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Salaries by Specialty

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Source: Adapted from Medscape’s 2017 Physician’s Compensation Report

View full report here.

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