In our latest surveillance report, AUSOMA has congregated data of 1000+ physicians to see who’s topping the list of highly paid specialists following the pandemic scenario in 2022 across the USA.

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To get acclimated to the title of top-paid physician, first, we need to comprehend the active numbers of physicians in various medical fields in the USA. Consider the graphical image below:       Active Number Of Physicians 2022

As per the statista annual report for May 2022, the total number of active physicians in the United States was 1,073,616. If we trigger around the states, we find out that California and New York have the greatest number of active physicians with 115,347 and 94,152 respectively. Besides, Wyoming state has been listed at the bottom with the least number of active physicians 1.2 thousand in 2022.

Top 5 High-Profile Physicians in the USA

1. Plastic Surgeons

Plastic Surgeons are leading our today’s list with annual compensation of $576,000 with an average of $222 per hour working 52 hours/week.

Area of Expertise:
  • Repair & replacement of physical disorder
  • Breasts surgery
  • External genitalia
  • Body Extremities

Plastic surgeon salary 2022 USA

2. orthopedic physicians

The second number is occupied by the orthopedic physicians with a net annual income of $557,000 with an average of $195 working 57 hours/week.

Area of Expertise:
  • Sports injuries
  • Bone tumors
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis

Orthopedic Surgeon Salary In 2022

3. Dermatologists

Dermatology has been producing staggering number of physicians in the USA. The net annual income stands at $438,000 with 45 working hours per week and average rate of $195/ hour.

Area of Expertise:
  • Skin Treatment
  • Acne
  • Oral diseases
  • Scabies

dermatologists Salary In USA 2022

4. Otolaryngologists

The ENT specialists or Otolaryngologists are at number four among the top paid physicians in the USA in 2022. The average net income is $469,000, rated $177/hour and an average 53 working hours/week.

Area of Expertise:
  • Ear
  • Nose
  • Throat
  • Head/Neck Surgery

Otolaryngologists Salary In 2022

5. Cardiologists

Cardiologists secured number 5 position among top paid physicians with a net income of $490,000/year, working 58 hours/week and an average of $169/hour.

Area of Expertise:
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Congenital conditions
  • Stroke

Cardiologist salary in USA

For readers’ ease, we have summed up the list in the highly visual bar format. The report might show past data as ought to be updated for 2022. See it below:

Annual Compensation Of Physicians

The Gender Gap Compensation

Male physicians have an intimidating influence over female specialists in most medical fields across the USA. However, many states depict variations in physicians’ earnings, increments over the service, and maximum involvement in specialized programs.

According to a 2021 survey by statista, California, New York and Texas were the states with discernible gender gap compensation over the years. Below is the visual screening of the simulated career difference between males and females across the USA.

Top Physicians By Gender gap

Physicians Increment

Well, the post-pandemic situation has lowered the anxiety and fears in the general public as well as in specialists. The demand for physicians boosts excessively to cater an unpredicted affair in the future.

The top medical fields getting an exquisite amount of attention after post-pandemic are orthopedic surgeons, oncologists, neurologists, pediatrics, and plastic surgeons.

According to the 2022 report of Merritt Hawkins, the physician search division of AMN Healthcare, primary care physicians have been outstripped by specialists in the USA.

Below is the graphical illustration of physicians increment from 2019-22:

physicians increment 2022

Looking Forward To:

However, this blog would be an informative discourse that shows modern surveys, reports, and graphical images for the best visibility. Many irrational thoughts should get clear on whether to become a doctor or a specialist in any medical field.

if you presume to become one of these highly paid physicians in Aruba, visit AUSOMA medical college in the Caribbean islands. We are recognized by the Aruba Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Education Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), Medical Council of Canada, and Medical Council of India. Besides, we will be accredited with CAAM-HP shortly as the process is medical under review.