The new 2019 survey by Medscape finds Orthopedics is the highest-paid specialty among American physicians. They earn upwards of $480,000 a year.
Public health and preventive physicians earn the least, but still top $200,000.
Median household income for Americans in 2018-- not just for one earner, but the entire household-- hovered just above $60,000 in 2018.
Here's how doctor compensation ranks by specialty:
According to Medscape, their survey represents 20,000 physicians. To read more, including the difference in pay between men and women doctors, see the full report at the link below