TeamHealth is also one of the few groups offering top dollar in California ranging from $190 to $225 an hour. California is the land of RVUs so absolutes and guarantees are hard to find. TeamHealth physicians are earning up to $195 an hour in the south, $220 an hour in the north and $175 an hour in the central part of the state. Averages are hard to calculate so suffice it to say that the more desirable the location, the lower the income and vice versa. Colorado is still averaging around $160 an hour with very little available in the way of perks except one employer offering bonuses to emergency physicians for admissions … must have missed that 60 Minutes episode!
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The biggest bucks are to be found in RVU-heavy Texas, ranging from $200 to $245 an hour all over the state with the highest numbers in the southern border areas. Oklahoma and New Mexico also average $200 an hour this season but not in the more rural regions.
North Carolina leads the way in the Southeast with more highs including $275 an hour in Fayetteville and strong number all around the state averaging $185 an hour. On the flip side, Mississippi, which usually posts enormous highs, is pretty quiet this season with only one spot offering a $100K sign-on. Tennessee and South Carolina are providing averages in the $175-180 an hour range with highs reported between $225 and $250 an hour within RVU comp models. Louisiana has the widest ranges from $115 an hour to $220 an hour all site-specific; check in with Schumacher Group if you are looking in that area.
Florida numbers are stabilizing at the $175 an hour level with some highs outside of the larger cities more than $200 an hour. The same goes for Georgia, $170-210 an hour with the higher incomes based on RVU comp plans. Alabama averages $180 an hour in non-rural areas and Arkansas is non-reporting, though historically, it runs on par with Alabama.
It’s all about “pockets” in the seven Middle Atlantic states … little areas of high income like western Maryland, Tidewater, Va., and south-central to south-west Pennsylvania. Both Delaware and Washington, D.C. were virtually non-reporting but there is one lovely group in the beach resort area of Delaware offering close to $400K after a three-year path to partnership.
In Maryland, the big bucks are in Cumberland and Leonardtown at $350K plus some perks. Baltimore is averaging $280K to $300K annually, as are the Maryland burbs of D.C. Look for high incomes in Central P.A. and the Pittsburgh area with several openings offering high loan payback and income averages in the $210 an hour range.