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  • 10 states with the largest CEO-worker pay gaps

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    The average weekly travel nurse pay in July in the U.S. was $2,447.83, down from $2,677.19 in the same month in 2022, according to a report from Vivian Health, a national healthcare hiring marketplace.    
  • What does the average S&P 500 healthcare CEO make?

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  • 12 physician specialty starting salaries vs. billing to commercial payers

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  • Physician signing bonuses jump 21%

    The average signing bonus for physicians increased 21 percent from 2022 to $37,473 this year, according to AMN Healthcare's "2023 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives," released Aug. 14.
  • 10 states with the largest dips in travel nurse pay

    The average weekly travel nurse pay in July in the U.S. was $2,447.83, down from $2,677.19 in the same month in 2022, according to a report from Vivian Health, a national healthcare hiring marketplace.    
  • At $633,000, this physician specialty has the highest starting salary

    Orthopedic surgeons are offered the highest average starting salary ($633,000) among physicians, according to AMN Healthcare's "2023 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives," released Aug. 14.

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