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Highest Paying Industries for Other Physicians and Surgeons

The top 45 highest paying industries for other physicians and surgeons (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $177,050, offices of all other health practitioners is the highest paying industry for other physicians and surgeons. It is followed by psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals industry (average annual salary $176,950). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of other physicians and surgeons in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 45 Highest Paying Industries for Other Physicians and Surgeons

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$177,050
780
2 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$176,950
620
3 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$175,970
59,450
4 Home Health Care Services
$174,230
600
5 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$173,800
420
6 Scientific Research and Development Services
$173,070
1,050
7 Health and Personal Care Stores
$172,070
n/a
8 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$171,560
130
9 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$170,090
110
10 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$170,050
1,250
11 Retail Trade
$168,180
n/a
12 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$167,430
360
13 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$166,860
1,630
14 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$164,830
1,950
15 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$164,330
30
16 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$162,260
180
17 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$157,850
900
18 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$157,800
910
19 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$151,450
1,620
20 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$148,650
810
21 Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$145,490
130
22 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$144,390
3,810
23 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$143,810
3,250
24 Social Assistance
$142,950
130
25 Educational Services - Privately owned
$141,830
3,370
26 Offices of Optometrists
$140,410
440
27 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$137,910
3,590
28 Individual and Family Services
$133,930
120
29 Hospitals - Privately owned
$130,310
84,720
30 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$129,440
80,940
31 Offices of Chiropractors
$126,410
200
32 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$117,520
102,240
33 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$114,000
97,820
34 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$91,810
15,710
35 Hospitals - Local government owned
$76,860
13,200
36 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$76,600
13,180
37 Hospitals - State government owned
$60,640
4,320
38 State government, including schools and hospitals
$60,370
11,750
39 Educational Services
$59,710
10,060
40 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$59,530
9,840
41 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$59,060
3,710
42 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$58,260
110
43 Educational Services - Local government owned
$58,150
880
44 Educational Services - State government owned
$56,440
5,810
45 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$56,410
5,800
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