Compensation

Compensation
From how satisfied residents are with their pay to what incentives they can look forward to, Today's Magazine provides a complete compensation overview for those entering graduate medical training. Find out if a straight salary or one based on productivity incentives is best - or is it a combination of the two? Wondering how productivity-based compensation models work or how can you can determine if your compensation is fair? Check out all of Today's Physician articles on compensation.

Compensation overview: Primary care vs. specialists

THE NEWS ABOUT physician compensation is largely good. According to 2017 survey results from Medscape, physician pay has increased steadily over the last seven years,...

Signing bonuses: more than you signed up for?

YOU HAD THREE JOB OFFERS, but you were hooked by the rural hospital that dangled the $50,000 signing bonus. Given the size of the...

A look at the highest and lowest regions for physician pay

HOW BIG OF A ROLE does geography play in physician compensation? According to data from two 2017 surveys, location continues to be a major influence...

Come work for us!

WHAT KINDS OF INCENTIVES can you expect employers to offer? According to data from two surveys, sign-on bonuses and relocation assistance are popular, while...

How satisfied are physicians with their pay?

Are doctors happy with what they earn? Data from two physician surveys paint somewhat different pictures, but the upshot is that many report being...

The money talk

WHEN IS IT OK to talk about money during a job search? While there are different schools of thought, many people agree that it's OK...

Negotiating compensation

YOU'RE DEEP in the job search, and you've already received preliminary offers from two groups. The problem is that your top choice is offering...

Is a resident stipend right for you?

AS YOU LOOK AHEAD to your first job, you've probably noticed that some organizations offer "resident stipends." The details around resident stipends vary, but...

Can’t wait to start spending?

DO YOU DREAM about how much money you'll make once you're finished training and about all the things you'll finally be able to afford?...

Editor's Choice

Two reasons you’re probably stressed

THAT ANNOYING TRAFFIC JAM isn't causing your stress (though it isn't making it any better). The real reasons behind your stress go much deeper....

Apps at the bedside

WHETHER IT'S TO EDUCATE PATIENTS, calculate anticoagulation risks or choose the best test to order, doctors with smartphones ought to take some mobile medical...

Can’t wait to start spending?

DO YOU DREAM about how much money you'll make once you're finished training and about all the things you'll finally be able to afford?...

Bad news on physician burnout

Two-thirds of U.S. physicians feel burned out BAD NEWS for U.S. medicine: Nearly two-thirds of U.S. physicians say they feel burned out, depressed or both,...

The pros and cons of working locum

SHAUN S. BERGER, MD, remembers the moment he realized he wanted to work locum tenens. The pediatrician was working as a junior faculty member...
Editor's note

Career planning: never too soon

WHAT KIND OF CAREER do you want after residency? If you're still in your second year of training, you may think it's too early...