7 New Statistics on Physician On-Call Pay

On-call rates for physicians vary depending on specialty, and surgical specialists usually receive on-call pay that is eight times higher than primary care physicians, according to a recent compensation survey from MGMA.

The data comes from the MGMA Medical Directorship and On-Call Compensation Survey: 2013 Report Based on 2012 Data. Here are seven statistics on physician on-call compensation based on the report.

•    The lowest reported median for daily on-call compensation was $75.
•    The highest reported median for daily on-call compensation was $2,400.
•    Roughly 35 percent of physicians receive on-call pay through daily stipends.
•    About 12 percent of physicians receive annual stipends.
•    Hourly stipends make up 7 percent of physician on-call compensation payments.
•    Physicians in surgical specialties earn $1,000 per day in median on-call compensation.
•    Primary care physicians earn $150 per day in median on-call pay.

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