How oral surgeon pay compares to 20 highest-paying specialties

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the fifth highest-paying physician specialty in the U.S., according to Doximity's 2024 Physician Compensation Report.

Doximity developed its report using data from 150,000 compensation surveys completed over the last five years, as well as 33,000 physician compensation surveys completed between January and December 2023. The company surveyed full-time physicians in the U.S. who practice at least 40 hours per week.

Here are the 20 highest-paying physician specialties in the U.S., according to the report: 

Neurosurgery: $763,908

Thoracic surgery: $720,634

Orthopedic surgery: $654,815

Plastic surgery: $619,812

Oral and maxillofacial surgery: $603,623

Radiation oncology: $569,170

Cardiology: $565,485

Vascular surgery: $556,070

Radiology: $531,983

Urology: $529,140

Gastroenterology: $514,208

Otolaryngology: $502,543

Anesthesiology: $494,522

Dermatology: $493,659

Oncology: $479,754

Ophthalmology: $468,581

General surgery: $464,071

Colon and rectal surgery: $455,282

Pulmonology: $410,905

Emergency medicine: $398,990

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