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Physician Compensation, Salary and Practice Surveys


In keeping with our mission to deliver up-to-date information that helps our clients and candidates make informed recruitment and career decisions, Merritt Hawkins conducts a variety of physician salary surveys. We know how important the latest trends in physician compensation and salaries are to the negotiation process. These statistically evaluated survey results pinpoint:


  • Average physician salaries by specialty
  • Additional physician compensation incentives
  • Physician revenue generation
  • Practice preferences of medical residents
  • Other related topics

Along with the physician compensation surveys, you’ll also find information on interesting trends across physician specialties, career satisfaction results and other trends relevant to physician recruiting.


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Physician Compensation and Healthcare Industry Trends Surveys:


New! 2013 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives

In its 20th edition, the 2013 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives reports family medicine physicians top the list of the most highly recruited doctors. Geriatricians, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are also among those in high demand. View a preview of our 2013 edition here. For a complete copy of survey results call 800-876-0500.


2013 Physician Inpatient/Outpatient Revenue Survey

Intended to provide benchmark data for hospitals to use to develop a "quantitative analysis" of their physician recruiting programs, the data may also help set physician compensation levels or recruiting incentives through a cost/benefit analysis comparing the aggregate expense of recruiting physicians to the average revenue generated by physicians in various specialties. Read more.


A Survey of America’s Physicians: Practice Plans and Perspectives

Merritt Hawkins has completed a survey of 14,000 Physicians for The Physicians Foundation, revealing the morale levels, practice metrics, and practice plans of today’s doctors. For a complete copy of “A Survey of America’s Physicians: Practice Plans and Perspectives” call Merritt Hawkins at (800) 876-0500. Access a preview of the survey.

 

Merritt Hawkins Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives

Now in its 19th year, the Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives is used as a national benchmark by hospitals, medical groups and other healthcare facilities nationwide. View a Preview of our 2012 edition here. For a complete copy of survey results call 800-876-0500.


Merritt Hawkins 2011 Survey of Final-Year Medical Residents

How many times are doctors in their final year of medical training contacted by recruiters? What are the practice preferences and concerns of newly trained physicians? Merritt Hawkins’ 2011 Survey of Final Year Medical Residents addresses these and related questions. Read a preview of the survey here. For a complete copy of survey results call 800-876-0500.


2011 Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives

Now in its 18th year, Merritt Hawkins annual Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives is a benchmark used by hospitals, medical groups and other facilities nationwide to determine what is customary and competitive in physician recruiting. A review of Merritt Hawkins’ 2011 Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives can be accessed here. For a copy of the complete survey, call Merritt Hawkins at 800-876-0500.


2009 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times

The 2009 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times is a good indicator of patient access to medical services and can be used by healthcare professionals to evaluate the current state of physician supply and demand in select markets and medical specialties. Read more.


2009 Survey of Hospital CEOs Examines Physician, Nurse, Allied Staffing/AMN Healthcare

The survey reflects how hospital CEOs view the current supply of physicians, nurses and allied healthcare professionals. It looks at whether the need for such professionals has fluctuated due to the economic downturn, the vacancy rate of clinical professionals, the extent to which staffing shortages have compromised access to care and other related issues. Read more.

 

White Papers:


Immigration Law and International Medical Graduates

Prepared for Merritt Hawkins by prominent immigration attorney Carl Shusterman, this new white paper examines immigration rules and regulations affecting the recruitment and retention of International Medical Graduates (IMGs). Read more.


The Changing Landscape in Academic Medicine Recruiting

Change is endemic throughout the healthcare system today, even in academic medicine. This whitepaper examines the evolving academic physician recruiting trends and practices in academic medicine. Read more.


Trends in Incentive-Based Physician Compensation

A change is taking place in physician compensation formulas, as models that reward doctors for “volume” and being replaced or supplemented by models that reward doctors for “value.” Read more


Ten Keys to Physician Retention

In an era of physician shortages, retaining physicians on your current medical staff is more important than ever. This white paper includes the key elements of a physician retention plan, which also can promote more effective physician recruiting. Read more


RVU Based Physician Compensation and Productivity

The Ten Recommendations for Determining Physician Compensation/Productivity Through Relative Value Units white paper explains why this form of compensation is gaining in popularity and offers suggestions on how to structure RVU based physician compensation formulas. Read more.


Health Reform and the Decline of Private Physician Practice

A white paper examining the effects of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on physician practices in the United States, including results of Physicians and Health Reform, a survey of 100,000 physicians. Read more.


For information on physician trends, nursing trends or other surveys or to access historical survey data, contact us.