Specialty pay up nearly 14.3% — 8 findings on physician, advanced nurse salary increases


In its recent physician specialists and advance practice nurses' report, Merritt Hawkins found salaries for specialty physicians and APRNs is steadily increasing on a yearly basis, according to Medpage Today.

In the report, Merritt Hawkins included the salaries from 3,342 physician and advanced practice nurse recruiting requests between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016.

The report covers the average salary that specialty physicians and APRN reported on a year-over-year basis.

Here are eight findings:

•    Family medicine: $225,000, up 13 percent
•    Psychiatry: $250,000, up 11 percent
•    Dermatology: $444,000, up 13 percent
•    Urology: $471,000, up 14 percent
•    General surgery: $378,000, up 12 percent
•    Non-invasive cardiology: $403,000, up 21 percent
•    OB/GYN: $321,000, up 16 percent
•    Otolaryngology: $380,000, up 15 percent

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