5 things to know about GI salary — Change in the past year, Resident pay & more

Gastroenterology remains a sought after and high earning specialty, according to the Merritt Hawkins 2019 review of physician and advanced practitioner recruiting incentives.

Merritt Hawkins, a national healthcare consulting and recruiting firm, included a sample of 3,131 permanent physician and advanced practitioner search assignments the company conducted for its clients from April of last year to the end of this March in its review. The Merritt Hawkins survey is reflected in the first three points.

When it comes to GI resident pay, average salary was in the top 20 of 34 specialties, according to Medscape's Residents Salary & Debt Report 2019. Salary data from over 2,200 residents were included in Medscape's report.

Five details:

1. Gastroenterologists were within the top 10 most requested specialists, landing in the No. 9 spot at 85 total searches for the 2018-19 year, down from 102 the previous year.

2. Neurologists, hospitalists and radiologists surpassed gastroenterologists in number of searches. The most in-demand physician specialty were family medicine physicians.

3. GIs earn an average annual salary of $495,000, according to the report, up 1.6 percent from last year when the average annual salary was $487,000.

4. GI residents make $63,600 on average per year, according to the report, above the average resident salary of $61,200 .

5. Forty-seven percent of residents are satisfied with their pay

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