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  • Partners HealthCare CEO top earner among Massachusetts hospital leaders

    Chief executives of Massachusetts' largest hospitals and health systems saw significant pay raises in 2016, with David Torchiana, MD, CEO of Boston-based Partners HealthCare, topping the list for total compensation, according to federal tax filings cited by The Boston Globe.
  • 8 things to know about ER nurse salary

    Emergency room nurses earn a median salary of $63,443 per year in the U.S., according to Payscale data.
  • 5 highest-paying healthcare jobs with $100K+ salaries

    Physicians hold the No. 1 spot on Glassdoor's list of the 25 highest paying jobs in America, with a median base salary of $195,842.
  • The healthcare job most likely to get a pay raise

    Emergency medical technicians and paramedics were the only healthcare positions named on a list of jobs most likely to provide a pay raise, according to a report from comparison platform and information service website
  • 90% of healthcare organizations offer sign-on bonuses for NPs, PAs

    As the number of nurse practitioners hits a record high in the U.S. and demand for advanced practice providers grows, 90 percent of healthcare organizations are offering sign-on bonuses to APPs as part of their recruitment strategy, a SullivanCotter survey found.
  • Female internists earn 80 cents for every dollar male peers make

    Despite working in the same specialty and having the same hours in similar medical practices, women in internal medicine earn 80 cents for every dollar men earn, a recent study covered by Reuters revealed.
  • 5% of NPs report earning more than $150K in 2017

    Nurse practitioners and physician assistants said they earned more in the past year, with 5 percent of NPs saying they made more than $150,000 in 2017, according a survey of advanced practice clinicians released by PracticeMatch.
  • 2017 first year physician pay rose by less than 2% in decade, study says

    Last year was the first year physician pay rose by less than 2 percent in over 10 years, the American Medical Group Association's Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey found.
  • Mon Health cancels employees' pay raises for 1 year

    Morgantown, W.Va.-based Mon Health Medical Center suspended employees' raises for one year beginning July 15, according to The Dominion Post.
  • 4 tips for nurses negotiating salary

    Although nurses rank salary as the top factor in job satisfaction, 31 percent of them don't negotiate their pay when starting new positions, according to's Nursing Salary Research Report.
  • Only 43% of physicians know their compensation includes value-based pay

    Less than half — 43 percent — of physicians are sure at least some of their pay is value-based, and about half of those physicians say this portion is 10 percent or less of their total compensation, a report from The Medicus Firm found.
  • 7 most popular 6-figure healthcare jobs

    Seven healthcare-related professions made a list of the most popular jobs that pay at least $100,000 a year, with physicians and surgeons having the highest annual mean wage on the list at $214,700, an analysis by LiveCareer found.  
  • 4 statistics on incentive pay for NPs, PAs

    As the number of nurse practitioners hits a record high in the U.S. and demand for advanced practice providers grows, 48 percent of healthcare organizations are using incentive pay for at least some of their APPs, a SullivanCotter survey found.
  • 8 things to know about infection control RN salary & bonuses

    The median annual salary for an infection control-focused staff nurse in the United States was $86,763, as of May 30, according to data from
  • The number of self-employed healthcare providers is dropping

    More healthcare providers are employed by for-profit or nonprofit organizations, and fewer practitioners are self-employed — a shift over the last 15 years that could affect annual earnings, a study published in JAMA Network Open found.
  • Average hourly, annual wages for NPs by state

    California has the highest annual wage for nurse practitioners in the U.S., with Golden State NPs earning $126,770 a year on average, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • 10 top-paying states, metro areas for physician assistants

    The median national annual salary for physician assistants is $104,860, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • St. Louis hospital offers nurses summers off to retain staff

    The pediatric unit at Mercy Children's Hospital in St. Louis will give nurses summers off work in an effort to retain staff, KMOV reports.
  • 10 best-paying cities for nurses

    Portland, Ore., is the top-paying city for registered nurses according to real adjusted salary, a joint report from moving and storage marketplace SpareFoot and online employment marketplace ZipRecruiter found.
  • 8 hospitals offering nurses $10K+ sign-on bonuses

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the nursing field will have over 1 million vacancies by 2022, leaving hospitals to implement strategies to recruit and retain nurses. Here are eight hospitals and health systems that posted job listings in the last week with sign-on bonuses for nurses.

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