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  • 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.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • 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.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 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.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 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.    By Megan Knowles -
  • 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.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 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  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • 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.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 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.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 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.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • 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.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 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.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 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.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 8 notes on medical scribe salary & bonuses

    The median annual salary for medical scribes was $32,762, as of May 30, according to data from  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • 12 states where RN salary jumped 3%+ in 1 year

    In 2017, California-based registered nurses reported the highest average salary, at $102,700. However, the largest increase in RN salary occurred outside of the state.  By Laura Dyrda -
  • The remote healthcare job with a 6-figure salary

    Public health physician supervisor was the sole healthcare position named on a list of remote jobs offering six-figure salaries, according to a report from job seeker website FlexJobs.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Top 10 physician starting salaries

    Invasive cardiologists will earn an average starting salary of $590,000 — topping the list of the most lucrative specialties for new physicians, according to a report by Merritt Hawkins.  By Alia Paavola -
  • Nashville General CEO offered up to 10% bonus amid board exodus

    Nashville (Tenn.) General Hospital CEO Joseph Webb, DSc, might receive an up to 10 percent raise as part of his three-year contract, according to The Tennessean.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Saint Francis Healthcare boosting minimum wage in July

    Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based Saint Francis Healthcare System revealed it will give raises to more than 200 employees, or nearly 8 percent of its workforce, effective July 8.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Physician and surgeon average salary for all 50 states

    The average salary for physicians and surgeons across the country is $211,390, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics data collected in May 2017. By Laura Dyrda -
  • Where do CRNAs earn the most? Average annual wage and salary for all 50 states

    The average annual wage for certified registered nurse anesthetists in the U.S. is $169,450, and CRNAs in Montana earn the highest average wage among all 50 states, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  By Kelly Gooch -

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