LinkedIn Salary has released its annual survey of the best paying jobs in the three fastest growing sectors: finance, IT, and healthcare, and the pay is pretty good.
The healthcare sector is one of the fastest growing areas of the economy, and physicians and executives are among the most highly compensated workers in those realms, according to a survey from LinkedIn Salary.
"As evident from our earlier list of jobs with the highest base salary across all industries, a career in healthcare can be one of the most professionally and financially rewarding out there," LinkedIn Salary said in a media release.
"While surgeons and other practitioners rule the roost when it comes to pay, advances in healthcare technology, an aging population and the Affordable Care Act have created a growing need for more healthcare professionals across all sectors of the industry, many of which don't require years of expensive medical training. Roles in business development, marketing and product management all offer alternate routes to a high-earning salary."
According to LinkedIn Salary, the highest paying healthcare jobs and their median income are:
- Orthopedic Surgeon - $475,000
- Surgeon - $400,000
- Cardiologist - $400,000
- Radiologist - $373,000
- Anesthesiologist - $368,000
- Medical Director - $260,000
- Pathologist - $258,000
- Vice President of Quality - $245,000
- Physician - $235,000
- Hospitalist - $233,000
- Global Marketing Director - $233,000
- Vice President Finance - $225,000
- Vice President Human Resources - $225,000
- Senior Director of Development - $225,000
- Psychiatrist - $220,000
The lists were compiled using new LinkedIn Salary data that includes hundreds of roles collected from verified LinkedIn members as of March 27, 2017.
John Commins is a senior editor at HealthLeaders.