SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I came across this interesting reading in Medscape. They do not include podiatry. Ortho was tied with radiologists for the top earning spot. In 2011 ortho earned a mean income of $315K, a decline from the previous year. 19% of ortho earned $500K or more. 19% earned $100K or less. Compensation covers salary, bonus, and profit-sharing contributions. 36% had salaries declined, 34% the same, and 30% increased from last year. Those employed by healthcare organizations earned $427K, hospital based $215K, multispecialty group $340K, single specialty group $391K, and solo $256K.