News & Perspectives

Survey Methodology

  • Total respondents: 21,878 US physicians across 25 specialty areas
  • Fieldwork conducted by Medscape February 14–28, 2013
  • Data collected via third-party online survey collection site

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


Our 2013 Physician Compensation Report reveals physicians' most current salary and earnings trends by medical specialty. This comprehensive report, with new questions and insights this year, represents data from nearly 22,000 US physicians. It provides rarely- shared information on personal income, patient load, time spent per patient, attitudes toward insurers, and much more.