Invasive Cardiologists Have Highest Average Income Offers

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The Merritt Hawkins' report, "2011 Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives," shows that invasive cardiology had the highest average income offered in 2010-2011.

Here is a list of the average incomes offered to the top 20 recruited specialties in 2010-2011, listed by decreasing income. The offers exclude production bonuses and benefits:

•    Cardiology invasive: $532,000
•    Orthopedic surgery: $521,000
•    Urology: $453,000
•    Gastroenterology: $424,000
•    Cardiology non-invasive: $420,000
•    Radiology: $402,000
•    Hematology/oncology: $369,000
•    Otolaryngology: $359,000
•    Anesthesiology: $355,000
•    General Surgery: $336,000
•    Pulmonology: $331,000
•    OB/GYN: $282,000
•    Neurology: $256,000
•    Emergency medicine: $255,000
•    Psychiatry: $220,000
•    Endocrinology: $218,000
•    Hospitalist: $217,000
•    Internal medicine: $205,000
•    Family practice with obstetrics: $197,000
•    Pediatrics: $183,000
•    Family practice: $178,000

The report noted that this is the first year non-invasive and invasive cardiology income offers were listed separately.  

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