What medical specialty pays the highest salary for doctors in India?

Updated on : January 21, 2022 by Corey Duncan



What medical specialty pays the highest salary for doctors in India?

Physicians Specialty Based on Annual Payment (in INR) in India on Average Based on Top 40 Medical School Graduates in India: -

(i) GP - General Practitioner - Rs. 9.50 - Rs. 15.50 lacquers

(ii) Psychiatrist - Rs. 5.00 - Rs. 12.50 lacquers

(iii) Anesthesiologist - Rs. 12.00 - Rs. 24.00 Lacquers

(iv) ENT - Rs. 10.00 - Rs. 25.00 Lacquers

(v) Orthopedics - Rs. 15.00 - Rs. 45.00 Lacquers

(vi) Dermatologist / Ophthalmologist - Rs. 8.00 - Rs. 15.00 Lacquers

(vii) OB / Gyn - Rs. 15.00 - Rs. 50.00 Lacquers

(vii) Urology - Rs. 12.50 - Rs. 22.50 Lacquers

(viii) Pulmonology / Nephrology - Rs. 20.00 - Rs. 80.00 Lacquers

(ix) Oncology / Radiodiagnosis - R

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Physicians Specialty Based on Annual Payment (in INR) in India on Average Based on Top 40 Medical School Graduates in India: -

(i) GP - General Practitioner - Rs. 9.50 - Rs. 15.50 lacquers

(ii) Psychiatrist - Rs. 5.00 - Rs. 12.50 lacquers

(iii) Anesthesiologist - Rs. 12.00 - Rs. 24.00 Lacquers

(iv) ENT - Rs. 10.00 - Rs. 25.00 Lacquers

(v) Orthopedics - Rs. 15.00 - Rs. 45.00 Lacquers

(vi) Dermatologist / Ophthalmologist - Rs. 8.00 - Rs. 15.00 Lacquers

(vii) OB / Gyn - Rs. 15.00 - Rs. 50.00 Lacquers

(vii) Urology - Rs. 12.50 - Rs. 22.50 Lacquers

(viii) Pulmonology / Nephrology - Rs. 20.00 - Rs. 80.00 Lacquers

(ix) Oncology / Radiodiagnosis - Rs. 35.00 - Rs. 140.00 Lacquers

(x) Cardiologist - Rs. 12.50 - Rs. 60.00 Lacquers

(xi) Neurologist - Rs. 30.00 - Rs. 90.00 Lax

(xii) Dietitian / Dietitian - Rs. 5.00 - Rs. 8.50 lacquers

(xiii) Clinical Psychologist - Rs. 5.00 - Rs. 8.50 lacquers

  • Income from any private practice is not included. Hospital payment only
  • Income varies depending on the supply and demand in that particular region and the qualifications of the professional.
  • Oncology, Radiology and Neurology are generally the highest paying, while Cardio, OB / GYN and Ortho are in the second tier, GPs and psychiatrists are in the lowest tier.
  • Includes only physicians who have 1 to 6 years of experience. An experienced cardiologist who is qualified from USA could earn up to Rs. 2 Crores + per year.

In my personal experience, so far I have seen or heard, it can be in the following descending order:

  1. Cardiology
  2. Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  3. Plastic surgery
  4. Urology
  5. Endocrinology
  6. Medical oncology
  7. Obstetrics and Gynecology
  8. Pediatrics
  9. Dermatology
  10. Radiodiagnosis
  • It should be noted that any doctor can earn a lot of money as long as he is passionate about his field.
  • Therefore, when choosing a branch I suggest you consider the branch you like rather than the money, because if you really like a branch, you are more likely to earn a lot of money and fame and respect with that branch.
  • Also, I have kept Radiodiagn
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In my personal experience, so far I have seen or heard, it can be in the following descending order:

  1. Cardiology
  2. Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  3. Plastic surgery
  4. Urology
  5. Endocrinology
  6. Medical oncology
  7. Obstetrics and Gynecology
  8. Pediatrics
  9. Dermatology
  10. Radiodiagnosis
  • It should be noted that any doctor can earn a lot of money as long as he is passionate about his field.
  • Therefore, when choosing a branch I suggest you consider the branch you like rather than the money, because if you really like a branch, you are more likely to earn a lot of money and fame and respect with that branch.
  • Also, I have kept Radiodiagnosis in the tenth position (it may come as a surprise to most of you) because it is the branch where you can earn more earlier and with less effort, but with other branches staying up, the gains are more but late and efforts as well. much more.
  • Also, in govt. Established, all doctors earn the same based on their seniority, while the difference is in private hospitals.

If you want to earn more money, leave this profession and choose some business. The doctor cannot make a lot of money without harming already injured patients.

The doctor who receives the highest salary is the one with the best skills, probably a scholarship from abroad, and generates the most income for his corporate bosses. The specialty has nothing to do with it.

If someone has good skills and knowledge, I am sure they will not like to work for a salary unless they have a contract with some institution. The best profit is only possible in private practice.

Neurosurgeons, Onchosurgeons, CARDIOLOGIST, Nephrologist, Orthopedic Surgeons have huge demands

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Money is a by-product. Rather, it is based on passion, experience, clinical acumen, positioning, commitment, communication, empathy, hard work, and continuous efforts to improve skills and knowledge.

Talking about a specialty is very difficult and, in reality, this all depends on several factors.

1) There may be profit extremes in each leg. Even an MBBS can earn a lot depending on the location and environment.

2) Income depends on the number of doctors available in that particular field. Therefore, in metropolitan areas it is very difficult to run your own clinic and earn well, as the competition is more.

3) Between the surgical and medicinal branches, the profit is more in the surgical branch at the same level that the cost of surgery is higher. However, it is also true that the cost of the surgery must be distributed

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Talking about a specialty is very difficult and, in reality, this all depends on several factors.

1) There may be profit extremes in each leg. Even an MBBS can earn a lot depending on the location and environment.

2) Income depends on the number of doctors available in that particular field. Therefore, in metropolitan areas it is very difficult to run your own clinic and earn well, as the competition is more.

3) Between the surgical and medicinal branches, the profit is more in the surgical branch at the same level that the cost of surgery is higher. However, it is also true that the cost of the surgery must be distributed among surgeons, anesthesia personnel, OT personnel, etc.

4) Until such time as no procedure is performed, that is. EEG, ECG, NCV, kidney biopsy, etc. In the medicinal branch, the profit does not increase exponentially. However, there are people who gain a lot from practice, but they are few in any city. This thing has increased the need for superspeciality.

5) Obtaining surgical branches is delayed due to window shopping. What I mean is that everyone wants to have surgery with an experienced doctor. So before surgery, you will visit several doctors.

6) If a person is doing government work only, their income will be the same as that provided by the government.

8) Only on the basis of OPD, income cannot increase beyond a certain level. You have to run IPD (inside) and ICU if you want to earn more. So obviously you have to spend more time on it.

9) The main source of income also comes from medicines and tests. A doctor in a rural area charges a maximum of 200 rupees as a fee, but even if he writes basic tests like complete blood count, urine test, malaria, typhoid, it will cost at least 600 rupees. So it also depends on whether you are running a clinic, the drug store is owned by you or someone else and whether it is your laboratory or others.

Now, coming to different branches, I will try to summarize (I could be wrong in some points). I say this after PG / SR shipment and more experience

1) Anatomy / Physio / Pharma / FMT-Depends mainly on teaching work. As a GP, you can work. The amount you will earn as a GP depends on the area in which you are working.

2) Biochemistry / Micro-Barrier teaching assignments may have a laboratory, but as all tests are not biochemical / microbiological, so you must have contact with a pathologist. The problem with these two branches is that the tests are machine dependent and can even be performed by a lab technician. For example, thyroid test, lipid profile, widal test, etc. Except for culture, no other test requires a microbiologist. (please correct me if I'm wrong). In addition, the government also runs msc microbiology. Therefore, the income in these two branches is not so much unless you set up your own laboratory.

3) Pathology: here too the problem continues. CBC is done by machine, so even without a pathologist, CBC can be performed. However, FNA, peripheral smear, biopsy, etc. require a pathologist. Therefore, the profits are relatively higher than those of other branches mentioned above.

4) PSM-Teaching Jobs / Government Jobs. So, earning less.

5) ENT: all medical otorhinolaryngology problems are treated by med / ped / gp. For surgical problems only ENT surgeons are required. Generally, in Tier 2/3 cities, people avoid ENT surgery, as ENT diseases are not as dangerous or life-threatening (although they are not always necessary). So, the income in this branch can vary. In the big centers, after the scholarship and the experience, the income is good, but the future is not good in the small cities.

4) Ophthalmology: it has a great learning curve. People shop windows and want to do surgeries only from experienced people. Winning is good, but later in life.

5) Medicine: the patients are numerous, but you have to compete directly from quack / gp / bams / bhms / dm, since they all practice medicine only. If it's a small city, you can win like anything, but the competition is huge. If running indoors, the gain is many times.

6) Surgery: With only EM, you can work on level 2/3 appointments, but start days are difficult due to the culture of window shopping. With SR culture / superspeciality culture, it's a bit difficult to earn more in big cities. It also takes time.

7) OBG: If you ask me a branch that has higher income, it is definitely OBG. In countries like India, pregnancies are not going to decrease. So if you are a hard worker, you can earn like anything. Believe me anything and I'm not kidding.

8) Pediatric: patients less than with medicine but less competition. Unless you run, your indoor / ICU revenue won't rise above a certain level.

9) SKIN-OPD are handled by people with medicine / pedia. Cosmetology, hair transplantation, etc. are emerging. But still the future is not good in the cities of level 2/3.

10) Anesthesia: good branch of income but ceiling effect (after certain income, it will not increase, how much you try). Income in the range of 2-4 lakhs easily / per month.

11) Radiology: it also has a ceiling effect, but generates more income than anesthesia.

12) Psychiatry-More opportunities in metropolitan areas.

13) Ortho - It takes time to settle, but it is more rewarding than just MS surgery.

In general, in all branches (except those related to teaching only) after a certain level and time, you can easily earn 2 to 3 lakhs per month. In some department it may be even more.

Therefore, comparing which income is high and which income is low is not correct. Much depends on your skill, area where you work, and demands of that area.

And that is why we are proud to be doctors ...

PS: I have not written about DM / MCH because I don't have a complete idea about these fields, but make sure after DM / MCH you will definitely earn more.

There is a page of rajamahendran sir on fb. PLZ read it, has explained in detail about earnings after mch from own experience.

Here is the screenshot of their page, please read it .. Especially the last one

I earn very less, not even enough to support my old parents, I forget about a new family. And I'm getting closer to 30!

Honestly, 2 types of students enter the medical stream.

  1. The family already has one or more doctors and the students are well informed about the long years of study and everything before jumping in.
  2. Students who come from middle-class families, not-so-educated families, and have grown up imagining that most of their family members literally worship doctors and know nothing about medicine or the medical mainstream.

I belong to the second category.

Where it seems like 6 years and then you're a graduate, a

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I earn very less, not even enough to support my old parents, I forget about a new family. And I'm getting closer to 30!

Honestly, 2 types of students enter the medical stream.

  1. The family already has one or more doctors and the students are well informed about the long years of study and everything before jumping in.
  2. Students who come from middle-class families, not-so-educated families, and have grown up imagining that most of their family members literally worship doctors and know nothing about medicine or the medical mainstream.

I belong to the second category.

Where it seems like 6 years and then you're a graduate, and you're going to be self-sufficient, earning a lot, supporting your family, and living happily ever after.

The reality is too different.

I'm just going to emphasize my experience, rather than the options and opportunities after MBBS.

  1. As I already said, I belong to the second category: my previous interest was to win the care of patients, and probably sometimes to do the "free check-ups for social service" (which has always been present in the mind of a young doctor, but our education system often squashes that).
  2. So yes, I immediately joined as a junior resident of the UCI after my internship, and that paid me ₹ 35,000 for 48 hours a week.
  3. And then I went to another hospital for the same salary and hours of work. That makes them ₹ 70K.
  4. Now that may sound like a lot of money for a new one, but after 96 hours of running in the ICU and spending 4 nights with almost no sleep, I was left with 2 days of coma in bed and on the last day I had, I used to Go out, see a movie, go shopping before the hectic work schedule started again. Obviously, it was sucking the life out of me, and I left these hospitals to work for a central government. hospital, where the pay was ₹ 55,000, and the allowance based on the sixth pay commission. The work was less hectic.
  5. I was certainly happier, but not happy, because I was wasting years before my post-gratification.

And the government. It certainly puts you in 3 years of work before you qualify for the "service fee" at graduate entry. In return, you will have to sign a bond that after graduate school you will work for the same organization. So you will spend most of your life in that hospital. And they also have transfer problems. They can transfer you to a different state, which, judging, I knew wouldn't work for me.

So yeah, I quit my government job.

And he stayed home entirely, preparing for graduate school entrance.

7. Your frustration increases at this time, since you are not earning anything, your savings will be exhausted. You are going to depend on your parents once again. I definitely couldn't afford to be completely unemployed; so I had checked into a hospital for 24 hours a week, which would bring me around 17,000 rupees and was enough for my personal expenses.

Also, most of us join training centers for graduate entrance preparation, and these training classes are very expensive. It comes in somewhere between ₹ 50,000 and even ₹ 1 lakh.

Yes, you will continue to depend on the parents if you have not spent a few months working. Fortunately, my hard work from previous jobs paid for this training.

Finally, during graduate school we earn ₹ 30,000 in the first year and with a consecutive increase of ₹ 5,000 per year.

8. My friends who are doing their postgraduate studies at top-level institutes such as AIIMS and JIPMER earn much more, but entering those institutions is quite difficult.

9. So when you ask me if I'm happy!

No not at all. My father is going to have cataract surgery and I cannot be physically there for him, nor can I support him financially.

  • I am overworked, emotionally abused.
  • I live in constant fear of getting hurt as the new trend in India is "hitting the doctors" and the government. you don't pay shit for that.
  • I go to work early in the morning, whenever I'm free I read PDF of my books, I don't have proper lunch hours. I come home reading or doing a PPT, and nightlife for me is a NIGHT SHIFT.
  • When I look at my friends on Facebook, most of them, including those who were in school, are earning much better than I am, supporting their family. Most engineers are abroad, traveling the world, living the best of their lives.
  • I am still a fighter and after graduate school I will also be overworking for the next few years, in the name of experience.

I know that most doctors start to earn well only after the age of 30.

And they learn a lot, every day is practice.

I also enjoy that part of learning, it's just that I practically missed my transformation from a teenager to a woman in her early 30s. I left my passion for books behind, and when you look my parents in the eye, they are still supporting their daughter, who earns practically less than her first salary.

I AM NOT HAPPY and if I was given the opportunity to grow again, I WOULD NOT CHOOSE MEDICAL FLOW AS A CAREER.

EDIT: First of all, thank you all for being such amazing listeners as I kept talking about the profession that I will probably have to live this life with.

second, thank you for the wishes / strength that people have transmitted to me in this answer of mine. Well, I joined AIIMS, the institute I talked about earlier.

But ... if I had the opportunity to go back to my childhood, I would not choose the medical profession.

Thanks for the support here again.

There is not just one specialty that is currently at the top, I will be talking about the top 5 and no one is above the others ... the 5 are almost the same ... and I answer based on the probability of winning.

Urology,

It is one of the best branches of surgical superspecialties ... ... the key factor for high income in Urology is that urology is somewhat similar to general surgery ... ... which is why these surgeons practice both urology and urology. Basic general surgery (such as breast, cholecystectomy, appendectomy and hernioplasty, etc.). Starting profit is around 4-5 lakhs… and once you build your own setup, the sky's the limit.

Cardiology,

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There is not just one specialty that is currently at the top, I will be talking about the top 5 and no one is above the others ... the 5 are almost the same ... and I answer based on the probability of winning.

Urology,

It is one of the best branches of surgical superspecialties ... ... the key factor for high income in Urology is that urology is somewhat similar to general surgery ... ... which is why these surgeons practice both urology and urology. Basic general surgery (such as breast, cholecystectomy, appendectomy and hernioplasty, etc.). Starting profit is around 4-5 lakhs… and once you build your own setup, the sky's the limit.

Cardiology,

It is one of the most popular branches of medicine and angioplasty is its basic procedure. The initial profit is about 3-5 lakhs and those who build your own catalysis lab, the profit is millions of rupees.

Neurosurgery,

Probably the toughest and most hectic medical specialty ... ..the key profit point is that neurosurgeons practice neurosurgery and neurology ... ..so their profits are doubled ... ..the initial profit is 4 to 5 lakhs and the sky is the limit.

Dermatology,

Now is the world of lasers ... the dermatologist does not need any swamp setup to practice lasers ... the total cost of setup is no more than 1 crore in the ideal case. They usually start earning 3-4 lakhs just with OPD + Lasers + Hair Transplants ... and once you get famous, you can earn millions of rupees with just your opd + lasers and no emergencies.

Endocrinology,

It is an upcoming branch in India but it has great potential to earn very well… right now the no. of qualified endocrinologists are very inferior and this is the reason for the high income. They can start with 3-4 lakhs and once they become popular they can earn 10-15 lakhs from clinics alone.

Edit: I also want to add Ophthalmology.

At baseline, you can expect about 1.5 L since MS is cooler, but if you are subspecialized in the cornea or retina, you can expect 3–4 L with 2–3 years of experience. But the best thing about ophthalmology is that you can perform surgeries independently for less than other surgeons. So many ophthalmologists after their MS and SR buy a second and a microscope and a phaco machine, and they are suffering from cataracts. Once you have your own setup, starting from a low of 3-4L, you can expect cillions of rupees.

That is difficult to answer. The earnings of a surgeon depend on where the surgeon practices. and the type of practice.
Example:
An orthopedic surgeon who operates for joint replacement will earn much more than one who only repairs broken bones. Those who perform arthroscopic procedures gain something midway.
Surgeons practicing in Tier 1 cities and metropolitan areas earn much more than Tier II cities, who in turn earn more than Tier III cities.
Surgeons in government institutions receive a fixed salary, which is nothing to be proud of.
Surgeons from private institutions take home only 40% (after tax) of their fee indicated as t

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That is difficult to answer. The earnings of a surgeon depend on where the surgeon practices. and the type of practice.
Example:
An orthopedic surgeon who operates for joint replacement will earn much more than one who only repairs broken bones. Those who perform arthroscopic procedures gain something midway.
Surgeons practicing in Tier 1 cities and metropolitan areas earn much more than Tier II cities, who in turn earn more than Tier III cities.
Surgeons in government institutions receive a fixed salary, which is nothing to be proud of.
Surgeons in private institutions take home only 40% (after tax) of their quoted rate, as the hospital they are attached to takes 20%, surgeons who have private practice (read nursing homes) have practice in cash (save taxes) and despite their lower fee structure and even after the infamous practice of income sharing they take home almost the same as a private institution.
It finally depends on the number of surgeries performed!
A wild assumption that a surgeon can earn INR 5,00,000 and more per month and a superspecialist (neurosurgeon / cardiac surgeon) in excess of INR 1 million per month. There are also general surgeons (appendix, hernia, etc.) who may be earning INR 200,000 to 300,000 per month.

Cardiologists are medical professionals who are heart specialists and monitor blood pressure, weight, heart, lungs, and blood vessels. People generally confuse the cardiologist with the cardiac surgeon. The cardiologist cannot perform surgeries and operations.

Path for a cardiologist

Degrees - MBBS (5 and a half years)

Master's Degree - MD in General Medicine (3 years) followed by DM in Cardiology or DNB in ​​Cardiology (3 years) / To become a Cardiac Surgeon, you must complete a Master's Degree in Surgery (3 years) followed by M.Ch/DNB in ​​Cardio thoracic surgery (3 years).

Salary of a cardiologist

Middle start

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Cardiologists are medical professionals who are heart specialists and monitor blood pressure, weight, heart, lungs, and blood vessels. People generally confuse the cardiologist with the cardiac surgeon. The cardiologist cannot perform surgeries and operations.

Path for a cardiologist

Degrees - MBBS (5 and a half years)

Master's Degree - MD in General Medicine (3 years) followed by DM in Cardiology or DNB in ​​Cardiology (3 years) / To become a Cardiac Surgeon, you must complete a Master's Degree in Surgery (3 years) followed by M.Ch/DNB in ​​Cardio thoracic surgery (3 years).

Salary of a cardiologist

Average starting salary - 150k. At Apollo Hospital, the salary is generally around 105k. Although the salary of a Cardiac Surgeon is quite high. They generally charge for surgery and charge an average of 1 to 2 hairspray per surgery. His monthly salary is also around 1.5 Lacs-3 Lacs.

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