6 major healthcare salary and employment trends to know

Kelly Gooch - Print  | 

Job demand and salary continue to increase within healthcare despite industry uncertainties, according to the Health eCareers 2017–2018 Salary Guide.

For the guide, Health eCareers surveyed nearly 20,000 healthcare professionals in its database between March 16, 2017 and June 8, 2017.

Here are six findings.

Salary

1. The survey showed most respondents (87 percent) are receiving more or the same pay as last year. Only 12 percent said they are receiving less pay.

2. Respondents cited "changed employers," "merit raise" and "mandated companywide increases" as the most common reasons for pay increases.

3. Physicians and surgeons reported an average salary of $258,039, the highest among respondent groups, according to the survey. Executives reported an average salary of $158,637, followed by physician assistants ($108,311) and nurse practitioners ($102,523).

4. The survey showed registered nurses reported an average salary of $70,734, up 5 percent compared to last year.

Job Demand

5. Less than half of respondents (46 percent) are "very confident" they can find a new job in their healthcare field, and 41 percent are "somewhat confident."

6. Thirty-six percent of respondents said turnover at their organizations grew last year, and 49 percent of respondents said the time necessary to fill positions also increased, according to the survey.

The full report will be available Oct.11 here.

 

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