Survey Methodology

  • Sample size: 19,328 physicians across 30+ specialties met the screening criteria
  • Recruitment period: October 25, 2018, through February 14, 2019
  • Data collection: Via online survey collection site
  • Sampling error: The margin of error for the survey was +/-0.70% at a 95% confidence level


The Medscape Physician Compensation Report is the physician-preferred salary report. It is the most comprehensive and widely used physician salary survey in the United States for the ninth year in a row. US physicians rely on this report to access not only salary information, but also important factors affecting income, such as hours worked, time spent with patients, what they find most rewarding—and most challenging—about their jobs, and more. Approximately 20,000 physicians in more than 30 specialties responded to this year's Medscape compensation survey.

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