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The Top 20 Highest-Paying Medical Jobs In The United States, 2019


As of May 31, 2019, the average doctor salary in the United States is $270,819. To identify the top 10 highest-paying medical jobs in the United States, CEOWORLD magazine reviewed numerous national and international media reports. Additional information about the highest-paying medical professions came from from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program. The following list showcases the 10 highest-paying jobs in medicine in 2019. Urologist came out on top. CEOWORLD magazine found Urologists make an average annual salary of $371,029.

Many of these jobs require years of higher education, but the high-paying salaries they come with are proof that the hard work pays off. Take a look below at the 20 highest-paying jobs in healthcare, according to CEOWORLD magazine.

The top 20 highest-paying medical jobs in the United States, 2019

  1. Physician – Urology (Mean annual wage: $371,029).
  2. Physician – Ophthalmology (Mean annual wage: $289,167).
  3. Physician – Pulmonary Medicine (Mean annual wage: $266,107).
  4. Anesthesiologist (Mean annual wage: $265,990).
  5. Surgeon (Mean annual wage: $251,890).
  6. Physician – Neurology (Mean annual wage: $251,300).
  7. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon (Mean annual wage: $242,740).
  8. Obstetricians and gynecologist (Mean annual wage: $235,240).
  9. Physician – Sports Medicine (Mean annual wage: $229,226).
  10. Physician – Hospitalist (Mean annual wage: $226,543).
  11. Physician – Rheumatology (Mean annual wage: $224,715).
  12. Family and general practitioner (Mean annual wage: $208,560).
  13. Internist (Mean annual wage: $198,370).
  14. Physician – Pediatrics (Mean annual wage: $197,988).
  15. Pediatrician (Mean annual wage: $187,540).
  16. Nurse Anesthetist (Mean annual wage: $169,450).
  17. Podiatrist (Mean annual wage: $148,470).
  18. Chiropractor (Mean annual wage: $148,041).
  19. Optometrist (Mean annual wage: $123,007).
  20. Pharmacist (Mean annual wage: $121,710).

Top 10 highest-paying medical job in the United States, 2019

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
CEO and editorial director of the CEOWORLD magazine, an extensively kudized author, noted journalist, syndicated columnist, and ostensible entrepreneur. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or connect on LinkedIn.