Doctor and Physician Salary Ranges, Average Salaries, and Educational Requirements

Considering a career as a Physician? This page details various types of Physicians and specialties, and highlights salary information in addition to educational requirements for each specialty.

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1. Anesthesiologists:

    a. Anesthesiologist Salary Details:
    Anesthesiologist Median Salary: $378,686 (in practice more than 1 year)
    Anesthesiologist Salary Range: $311,600 to $446,994 annually
    b. Anesthesiologist Training/Education:
    Like any other physician, an anesthesiologist must successfully complete a four-year undergraduate degree and a four-year medical school program. After medical school, an anesthesiologist takes an additional four years of specialized training.

2. Emergency Medicine Physicians:

    a. Emergency Medicine Physician Salary Details:
    Emergency Medicine Physician Salary Range: $216,000 to $300,000
    b. Emergency Medicine Physician Training/Education:
    As with any other physician, an Emergency Medicine Physician must successfully complete a four-year undergraduate degree and a four-year medical school program.

3. Family Practice Physicians:

    a. Family Practice Physician Salary Details:
    Family Practice Physician Salary Range: $150,763 to $204,370
    b. Family Practice Physician Training/Education:
    A Family Practice Physician must successfully complete a four-year undergraduate degree and a four-year medical school program in order to practice family medicine. Benefits include being able to live in smaller communities if that better fits your preferred lifestyle.

4. Hospitalist Physicians:

    a. Hospitalist Physician Salary Details:
    Hospitalist Physician Salary Range: $159,763 to $198,401
    b. Hospitalist Physician Training/Education:
    A hospitalist physician must successfully complete a four-year undergraduate degree and a four-year medical school program.

5. Internal Medicine Physicians:

    a. Internal Medicine Physician Salary Details:
    Internal Medicine Physician Salary Range: $175,200 to $209,845
    b. Internal Medicine Physician Training/Education:
    As with any other physician, an Internal Medicine Physician must successfully complete a four-year undergraduate degree and a four-year medical school program.

6. Psychiatrists:

    a. Psychiatrist Salary Details:
    Psychiatrist Salary Range: $173,800 to $248,198
    b. Psychiatrist Training/Education:
    To become a psychiatrist, you must successfully complete a four-year undergraduate degree and a four-year medical school program. The residency training for psychiatry is four years. Up to two years of additional training are required to practice in one of the subspecialty areas.

7. Radiologists:

    a. Radiologist Salary Details:
    Radiologist Salary Range: $386,755 to $600,000
    b. Radiologist Training/Education:
    The residency training program for radiology is five years of approved training with a minimum of four years in diagnostic radiology. Additional training of at least one year is required to be certified in the subspecialty areas.