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Doctor Pay Hits $266K For Primary Care, $443K For Specialists

July 12, 2019

Via: Forbes

Primary care physician compensation has surpassed $266,000 a year, continuing to increase at a faster rate over the last five years than specialist pay at $443,000 as more doctors are rewarded to keep patients healthy, satisfied and out of the hospital.

The Medical Group Management Association annual compensation survey is the latest analysis showing the shift to value-based models rewards those in primary care fields like internists, pediatricians and family practice doctors. The emphasis on primary care also keeps salaries up for these doctors who are in demand as physician staffing firm Merritt Hawkins’ analysis noted earlier this week.

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