• Physician Compensation Surveys/Data

  • Physician Compensation and Surveys Data

    Keeping up with physician compensation data is an essential part of your career. Merritt Hawkins' robust, highly respected physician compensation/pay surveys provide the data that will help you determine if you should begin your search for new physician jobs.

    Our annual physician surveys give insights into the number of physicians working in your specialty, average inpatient/outpatient revenue and other key data that will help you understand physician compensation trends/new data, supply information, and more.

    Average Starting Physician Salaries for Most in Demand Specialties

    For the last 24 years, Merritt Hawkins has published the Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives. This report quantifies financial and other incentives offered by our clients to physician and advanced practitioner candidates during the course of recruitment. Unlike other physician compensation surveys, our report tracks physician starting salaries and other perquisites, rather than total annual physician compensation.

    Dermatology: $421,000
    Emergency Medicine: $349,000
    Family Medicine: $231,000
    Hospitalist: $264,000
    Internal Medicine: $257,000
    Nurse Practitioner: $123,000
    Obstetrics/Gynecology: $335,000
    Pediatrics: $240,000
    Physician Assistant: $120,000
    Psychiatry: $263,000
    Radiology: $436,000
    Urgent Care: $219,000

    The average starting salaries are based on the 3,287 permanent physician and advanced practitioner search assignments that Merritt Hawkins’ and AMN Healthcare’s sister physician staffing companies were engaged to conduct during a 12-month period.