Survey Methodology

  • Sample size: 13,064 physicians across 29+ specialties met the screening criteria
  • Recruitment period: October 5, 2021, through January 19, 2022
  • Data collection: Via online survey collection site
  • Sampling error: The margin of error for the survey was +/-0.86% 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 twelfth year in a row. US physicians rely on this report to access not only salary and incentive bonus information, but also important factors affecting income, such as hours worked, incentive bonuses, and what they find most rewarding—and most challenging—about their jobs, and more. Approximately 13,000 physicians in more than 29 specialties responded to this year's Medscape compensation survey.

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