How are Employed Physicians Paid?

Employed physicians tend to be paid under three main salary arrangements, according to the Medscape Employed Physicians Report 2014.

The most common arrangements are:

• Straight salary: 46 percent
• Base salary plus productivity targets (formula only): 33 percent
• Base salary plus productivity targets (formula plus bonus ladder): 13 percent

Other, less common payment methodologies include base salary plus yearly bonus, base salary plus overtime and compensation plus a percentage of collections, according to the report.

Medscape surveyed more than 4,600 physicians for the report.

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