So I know I've wondered about this, and perhaps others. I've seen many threads about either annual salary by specialty or lifestyle/working week hours by specialty. So I was curious to see how the two combined... what is the hourly compensation for physicians by specialty. I took the often-cited allied-physician salary survey and combined their numbers with the JAMA hours-worked/week by specialty survey. Obviously this is a very rough, sloppy calculation, but it's still interesting to see a specialty's hourly worth. Take a look and tell me what you think: http://pantheon.yale.edu/~jlb236/salary_per_hour2.htm I had to extrapolate some for hours/week for specialties not listed in JAMA but listed in allied-physician. Some I just didn't bother extrapolating. Such extrapolations included: using same hour/week for all sub-specialties of IM, Anesth., FP, ORS, and other* surgery specialties. Any such value for hours that wasn't explicitly listed by JAMA is listed in italics. Also, I assumed working 44/52 weeks of the year. Anyway, at the least it seems like another interesting angle on the allied-physian survey.