Salary for Sports Medicine Physicians

Also known as:  Aviation Medicine Specialist, Cardiologist, Dermatologist, Emergency Medicine Specialist, Gastroenterologist, Immunologist, Laryngologist, Neonatal Doctor, Neonatologist, Nephrologist


Injury prevention, diagnosis and treatment are the three primary focuses of sports medicine physicians. These professionals evaluate athletes before sporting events to determine predisposition to injury and overall fitness levels, provide education to patients regarding injury prevention, and evaluate injured atheletes in order to diagnose the extent of injury and timeframe for recovery and resumption of sports activities. These professionals may work in collaboration with trainers, coaches, therapists, and other physicians. They are required to hold doctoral or professional degrees and may require additional licensing.

A Sports Medicine Physician will normally receive a wage of somewhere between 144000 and 216000 depending on education and tenure levels. Sports Medicine Physicians earn a compensation of One Hundred Eighty Seven Thousand Four Hundred dollars every year.

Sports Medicine Physicians can expect the highest salaries in Minnesota, where they can earn salary pay of about $218180. They can obtain the highest pay in Finance and Insurance, which has average job salaries of $207270.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 36.18 percent nationwide in that time.
Sports Medicine Physicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Other Services (except Public Administration) $207,270
Finance and Insurance $185,660
Health Care and Social Assistance $184,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises $178,210
Public Administration $177,600
Manufacturing $157,670
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $107,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $136,330
Manufacturing $157,670
Public Administration $177,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises $178,210
Health Care and Social Assistance $184,850