News & Perspectives


  • Survey fielded to 455,000 US physicians
  • Total respondents*: 15,794 US physicians across 22 specialty areas
  • Fieldwork conducted by Medscape from February 2-March 30, 2011
  • Data collected via third-party online survey collection site

* Respondents were entered into a sweepstakes to win a $50 American Express gift card - issued to 100 physicians. Demographic/attitudinal weighting not applied to tabulation


Medscape's 2011 Physician Compensation Report provides physicians insights on current trends regarding pay and hours worked. This comprehensive report represents responses from over 15,000 US physicians and offers details on who is earning how much by specialty, geographic location, practice type, sex and more.