Where are Physician Salaries Heading? 5 Current Trends

Hospital CEOs sent a clear message in a recent Thomson Reuters survey that physician alignment and cost reductions will be at the top of their priorities over the next few years.

However, as more physicians are becoming hospital-employed, will cost reductions and physician alignment come at the expense of physician compensation? Opinions among physician specialists vary on whether their compensation is fair already, and hospitals will have to continue to grapple with the valuation of those salaries, one of the biggest chunks of a hospital’s budget.

SullivanCotter and Associates’ 2011 Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey recently gathered data from more than 60,000 physicians, residents, mid-level providers and medical group executives. Kim Mobley, principal at SullivanCotter and Associates, gives some insight on growing trends in the world of physician compensation.

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