20 Statistics on Physician Executive Pay by Organization Type

The median compensation of a physician executive for 2013 was $325,000, but that figure can vary wildly depending on the type of organization.

Physician executives at practice management companies and large health systems earn the most, making anywhere from $350,000 to $400,000, on average. Health system physician executives in the 90th percentile earn $600,000.

Data come from the 2013 physician executive compensation survey, which was conducted by Cejka Executive Search and the American College of Physician Executives. The groups received responses from more than 2,300 physician executives.

Here are 20 compensation data points for physician executives (presidents, CEOs, CMOs and others) in 2013, based on the Cejka/ACPE survey. All figures are medians.

Practice management company: $400,000
Health system: $354,153
Tertiary hospital: $350,000
Hospital corporation parent: $350,000
Multispecialty group: $340,000
Accountable care organization: $333,000
Management service organization: $329,000
Specialty/rehab/mental health hospital: $327,000
Academic medical center: $325,000
Medical foundation: $322,500
Community hospital: $320,000
Consulting firm: $318,000
Independent practice association: $312,500
Single-specialty group: $310,000
Health plan/payer: $306,917
School of medicine: $300,000
Physician-hospital organization: $300,000
Post-acute hospital: $300,000
Federally funded system (e.g., VA): $235,000
Other government organization: $200,500

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