By Madeline Hyden, MGMA Web Content Writer/Editor
Primary care and specialty-care physicians saw varied movement in compensation levels from 2009 to 2010, according to MGMA's new Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2011 Report Based on 2010 Data.
Total median compensation increased for doctors in:
Internal medicine -from $197,080, to $205,379 (a 4.21 percent increase)
Cardiology - from $481,878 to $500,993 (a 3.97 percent increase)
Emergency medicine - from $262,475 to $277,297 (a 5.65 percent increase)
Compensation remained flat or declined for physicians in:
Urology - from $390,678 to $372,455 (-4.6 percent)
Ophthalmology - from $338,208 to $330,784 (-2.20 percent)
Radiology - from $478,824 to $471,253 (-1.58 percent)
OB/GYN - from $282,645 to $281,190 (-.51 percent)
Regional compensation differences
Regional data included in this year's report show differences in compensation based on location. In the Southern region of the United States, primary care and specialty-care physicians reported the highest earnings at $216,170 and $404,000, respectively. Physicians in the Eastern regions reported the lowest median compensation, $194,409 and $305, 575.
Source: MGMA Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2011 Report Based on 2010 Data. Do not use without permission. For permission call 877. 275. 6462
About the report MGMA collected data from nearly 60,000 providers - the largest provider population of any physician compensation survey in the country. The 2011 reports includes data for physician and non-physician providers in more than 150 specialties, including several demographic categories:
We're offering a virtual interactive version of the survey again this year. If you participated in the survey, your data will be pre-populated in this version of the survey.