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Physician Compensation Up Slightly in Academia

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, March 21, 2011

Among specialists, compensation for pulmonary medicine faculty rose 7.38%, and noninvasive cardiologists’ compensation increased 6.7%. Ophthalmologists noted moderate decreases.

MGMA’s survey also reported that seniority plays a big role in determining compensation. Department chairs and chiefs received the greatest compensation, $292,243 for primary care faculty and $482,293 for specialty care faculty. Primary care professors received $190,815 in compensation and specialty care professors received $268,786.

For more data on healthcare leaders, see the 2011 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey.

John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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