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  • CDC director makes twice as much as predecessor, far exceeds past directors

    Newly appointed CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD, will be paid $375,000 annually, which is almost twice the amount his predecessor made and significantly more than past directors, according to statements from government officials cited by Bloomberg.  By Megan Knowles -
  • AMGA: 8 statistics on medical group executive compensation

    For leaders of U.S. medical groups, compensation driven by performance incentives beyond base salary rose for several top C-suite positions over 2016, according to a survey distributed by the American Medical Group Association.  By Megan Knowles -
  • No significant difference between female, male CEO pay at publicly traded companies, study finds

    As the number of female CEOs rises across publicly traded companies, researchers looked to uncover gender pay gaps for top executives, but a recent study revealed no reliable evidence for compensation disparities between male and female CEOs, according to a paper to be published in Strategic Management Journal.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Higher salaries mean more paid time off: 4 statistics on US paid vacation

    The country's highest-paid employees not only bring home higher salaries than most of their colleagues, but also tend to receive more paid time off each year, according to Quartz.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Universal Health Services CEO made 541x more than average employee

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services CEO Alan Miller made 541 times more money than the average UHS employee in 2017, according to a Bloomberg report.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • 5 employee benefits trends to cut healthcare costs in 2018

    As leading U.S. companies like Apple and Amazon prioritize employee wellbeing and work to update their healthcare offerings, employee benefits will need to evolve to better manage employee health and lower healthcare costs, according to BenefitsPro.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Tenet offers nurses up to $25k sign-on bonuses to solve shortage

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the U.S. nursing field will have over one million vacancies by 2022, leaving health systems to implement strategies to recruit and retain nurses. For Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, these strategies include offering sign-on bonuses of $10,000 to $15,000 for experienced nurses and up to $25,000 for nurses in certain geographically challenged areas, a Tenet spokesperson confirmed to Becker's.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Survey: Half of Americans would leave job for better benefits

    Although the possibility of higher wages drives employees to consider exploring other job opportunities, half of Americans said the promise of better benefits  would encourage them to pursue careers elsewhere, according to a survey conducted on behalf of recruiting company Yoh.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 2 healthcare jobs where women make more than men

    Female medical assistants and women in healthcare support roles earn a higher median salary than their male counterparts, according to CNBC.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Hourly pay for NPs, PAs rose in 2017: 4 insights

    As the number of nurse practitioners hits a record high in the U.S. and the demand for advanced practice providers continues to grow, this provider group's compensation is increasing across specialties, according to a SullivanCotter survey.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Infectious disease physicians earn less than most other specialties: 5 survey findings

    Physicians specializing in infectious diseases earn less than most other physicians, which causes a number of medical students to opt out of pursuing the specialty, according to a survey conducted by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.  By Megan Knowles -
  • African-American physicians make $50,000 less per year than white physicians

    Despite an increase overall in physician compensation for 2018, African-American physicians make an average of $50,000 less per year than white physicians, according to Medscape's annual Physician Compensation Report.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 10 highest, 6 lowest paying states for physicians

    Indiana is the highest earning state for physicians, with physicians earning $334,000 in annual compensation on average, according to Medscape's annual Physician Compensation Report.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 29 statistics on annual physician compensation by specialty

    The average overall physician salary is $299,000, including primary care and specialties, with plastic surgeons earning the highest average annual compensation at $501,000, according to Medscape's annual Physician Compensation Report.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Average hospital CEO bonus is 33% of base salary

    Seventy-six percent of hospitals said they pay their CEO a bonus, with the average bonus for a hospital CEO at just over one-third (33.2 percent) of their base salary, according to a report published by Total Compensation Solutions.  By Megan Knowles -
  • 4 notes on medical information officer salary

    The average annual salary for a medical information officer is $120,822, according to data from Payscale.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • CHS CEO gets bigger bonus amid company's financial struggles

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems Chairman of the Board and CEO Wayne T. Smith's total compensation was nearly $5 million in 2017. That's 80 times as much as the company's median employee, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing.  By Ayla Ellison -
  • Tenet CEO took home $3.7M in 2017

    Tenet Healthcare's CEO Ronald A. Rittenmeyer made $3.7 million last year, according to a recent proxy statement.  By Morgan Haefner -
  • 8 things to know about OR nurse salary

    Registered nurses in operating rooms earn $66,390 on average annually, according to the latest Payscale data.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • 1.3M UK healthcare workers to receive first pay raise since 2010

    More than 1 million healthcare workers in the U.K.'s National Health Service, including nurses, paramedics and emergency call handlers, will soon receive their first real pay raise since 2010, according to a CNNMoney report.  By Megan Knowles -

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