Highest-paying physician specialty in the 15 largest US cities

Plastic surgery is the highest-paid physician speciality for midcareer practitioners (eight to 14 years) in New York City, the largest U.S. city. 

Here are the highest-paying physician specialities in the 15 largest U.S. cities, compiled using Medscape's 2022 salary reporter: 

1. New York City

Plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine: $534,161

2. Los Angeles 

Plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine: $501,453

3. Chicago 

Cardiology: $458,997

4. Houston

Plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine: $510,827

5. Phoenix

Orthopedics: $453,192

6. Philadelphia

Orthopedics: $426,856

7. San Antonio

Orthopedics: $429,245 

8. San Diego 

Cardiology: $436,799

9. Dallas 

Orthopedics: $466,242

10. San Jose, Calif. 

Radiology: $432,950

11. Austin, Texas 

Orthopedics: $453,709

12. Jacksonville, Fla. 

Emergency medicine: $362,485

13. Fort Worth, Texas

Orthopedics: $466,242

14. Columbus, Ohio 

Orthopedics: $429,270

15. Charlotte, N.C. 

Orthopedics: $455,991

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