13 Statistics on Daily Stipends and On-Call Physician Compensation

The most common form of on-call compensation for physicians is a daily stipend, according to the Medical Group Management Association's Medical Directorship and On-Call Compensation Survey: 2012 Report Based on 2011 Data.

Roughly 30 percent of physicians included in MGMA's survey said they receive daily stipends for days on-call. Here are 13 statistics on how daily stipends differed among different physician specialties. (Note: All statistics are median stipend figures per day of on-call coverage.)

Specialties
•    Anesthesiologists: $1,500
•    Internal medicine physicians: $1,000
•    Noninvasive cardiologists: $650
•    Family medicine physicians (without obstetrics): $100

Medical group type
•    Anesthesiologists in multispecialty practices received $760 more per day in median on-call compensation than anesthesiologists in single-specialty practices.
•    Neurosurgeons in single-specialty practices received $800 more per day in median on-call compensation than neurosurgeons in multispecialty practices.
•    Invasive-interventional cardiologists earned 30 percent more in single-specialty practices than those in multispecialty practices.

Demographics
•    General surgeons in the East: $920
•    General surgeons in the Midwest: $500
•    General surgeons in the South: $854
•    General surgeons in the West: $1,000
•    Neurosurgeon range across all regions: $1,600 to $1,830

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