Physician salaries: Which specialties have the highest growth?

September 6, 2019

How 21 specialties compare, ranked by level of growth.

Physician salaries are on the rise, according to the latest data from the American Medical Group Association (AMGA).But the level of salary growth-the report collected salary data from 2018-depended on specialty.

While most specialties saw pay growth in 2018, compared to 2017, not all of them did. Overall physician compensation increased by a median of 2.92 percent in 2018, compared to a less than 1% growth in 2017.When it comes to primary care, the move to value-based care has put scrutiny on these specialties while also providing compensation opportunities.

“As healthcare organizations move from volume-based to value-based payment models, we’ve observed increased scrutiny on primary care performance,” said Elizabeth Siemsen, AMGA Consulting director, in a news release. “Medical groups continue to focus on delivering care in the most appropriate setting with the greatest efficiency-and often place primary care providers at the center of this strategy.”

Check out the slideshow above to see how 21 specialties compared, ranked by level of growth.