Physician Compensation Increases


AMGA announced findings from its 2016 Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey, conducted by its consulting arm, AMGA Consulting.

Findings show:

  • 74% of physician specialties experienced increases in compensation
  • The overall weighted average increase in 2015 compensation was 3.1%, similar to 2.8% from 2013 to 2014
  • Primary care specialists saw an increase of 3.6%, up from a decrease of 0.3% in 2014 (weighted average)
  • Other medical specialties saw an average increase of 3.0%, comparable to 3.2% in 2014
  • Surgical specialties saw an average increase of 3.6%, up from 2.0% in 2014

Specialties experiencing the largest increases in compensation in 2015 were emergency medicine (9.6%), cardiac/thoracic surgery (8.1%), cardiology (6.9%), and hypertension and nephrology (6.7%).

Data represent responses from 260 medical groups (a 3% increase from last year’s survey), representing more than 92,000 providers (a 26% increase). The data is representative of large multispecialty medical groups and integrated health systems.


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