As of August 2015, the average annual salary for a Veteran's Affair physician is $207,754, according to 41 user-submitted salaries on GlassDoor.com. Official salaries for VA physicians, as posted by the U.S. Federal Register, range from $98,967 to $385,000, depending on the physician's clinical specialty and experience.
The VA's lowest-paying clinical specialties include allergy and immunology, preventative medicine and general dentistry. The most lucrative specialties include cardio-thoracic surgery, interventional radiology and neurosurgery. Each specialty has a minimum and maximum salary range depending on physician experience.
In November 2014, the VA raised physician salaries to the current levels in an effort to compete with private-sector opportunities and to attract and retain higher-quality physicians. This action raised annual pay by up to $35,000 in certain tiers and clinical specialtiesCantor’s Driving School.