20 Statistics on Salary Offered to Top Recruited Physician Specialties

Out of the top 20 recruited physician specialties from April 1, 2011, to March 31, 2012, a majority saw an increase in offered salaries, according to the Merritt Hawkins "2012 Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives."

Here are 20 statistics on the income offered to the top 20 recruited specialties. Note: The figures only represent the average base salary or guaranteed income that was offered. They do not include production bonuses or benefits.

•    Orthopedic surgery: $519,000 (0.6 percent decrease)
•    Urology: $461,000 (2 percent increase)
•    Gastroenterology: $433,000 (2 percent increase)
•    Otolaryngology: $412,000 (15 percent increase)
•    Cardiology (noninvasive): $396,000 (6 percent decrease)
•    Dermatology: $364,000 (10 percent increase)
•    Hematology/oncology: $360,000 (2 percent decrease)
•    Radiology: $358,000 (11 percent decrease)
•    General surgery: $343,000 (2 percent increase)
•    Pulmonology: $321,000 (3 percent increase)
•    Ophthalmology: $295,000 (24 percent increase
•    Neurology: $280,000 (9 percent increase)
•    Obstetrics/gynecology: $268,000 (5 percent decrease)
•    Emergency medicine: $264,000 (3.5 percent increase)
•    Endocrinology: $248,000 (11 percent increase)
•    Psychiatry: $224,000 (2 percent increase)
•    Hospitalist: $221,000 (2 percent increase)
•    Internal medicine: $203,000 (1 percent decrease)
•    Family practice: $189,000 (6 percent increase)
•    Pediatrics: $189,000 (3 percent increase)

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