News & Perspectives

Survey Methodology

  • Total respondents*: 24,216 US physicians across 25 specialty areas
  • Fieldwork conducted by Medscape February 1–17, 2012
  • Data collected via third-party online survey collection site

* Respondents were entered into a sweepstakes to win an Apple iPad 2 16GB Wi-Fi-enabled device, awarded to 5 physicians.


Our 2012 Physician Compensation Report provides physicians with the most current salary trends by medical specialty. This comprehensive report, with new questions and insights this year, represents data from more than 24,000 US physicians and reveals rarely shared information on personal income, patient load, time spent per patient, and much more.