Emergency departments continue to see growth in the number of patients they serve, stretching resources and capacity limits. However, there’s some good news (and a little troubling news) regarding the compensation emergency physicians receive for their hard work.
This year’s report shows a compensation increase of 10.16 percent nationally, from highs of 13 percent in the Middle Atlantic and the Pacific Northwest to lows of 6 percent in the Northeast. The market continues to reflect the lack of standardization in the specialty, with jobs in areas with highly desirable lifestyles featuring significantly lower incomes than nearby positions in “geographically challenged” areas.
There are some overall trends that can spotted in our report: