Faculty Physicians Experiencing Increased Salaries

According to an article in Modern Physician, most faculty physicians experienced an increase in their salaries from 2009 to 2010. Based on a report from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), “the median compensation for primary-care faculty physicians was $163,704, up 3.47% from $158,218 in 2009, and the median pay for specialty care faculty was $241,959, or 2.7% higher than $235,587 in 2009. The rate of inflation for 2010, as calculated by the Consumer Price Index, was 1.5%.” While this was not the trend for all specialties, the increase in primary care appears to reflect the growing demand for higher paid hospitalists.

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