Pay changes by specialty, Sullivan, Cotter, 2002 to 2003

Pay changes by specialty, Sullivan, Cotter, 2002 to 2003

Pay Changes by Specialty, Sullivan, Cotter,

2002 to 2003

2002 2003 Pct. Change

Primary Care

Family practice w/ obstetrics $149 $150 1%

Family practice w/o obstetrics $140 $142 1%

Internal medicine $140 $143 2%

Pediatrics, general $134 $133 -1%

Nonprimary Specialties

Anesthesiology $212 $235 11%

Cardiology, invasive $258 $320 24%

Dermatology, general $197 $191 -3%

Emergency medicine $195 $199 2%

Gastroenterology $210 $215 2%

General surgery $200 $200 0

Hematology/oncology $199 $179 -10%

Neurology $147 $150 2%

Ob/gyn $213 $199 -7%

Ophthalmology $207 $202 -2%

Orthopedics, general $281 $275 -2%

Otolaryngology $243 $233 -4%

Pathology, anatomic $236 $191 -19%

Psychiatry, general $132 $134 2%

Radiology, diagnostic $247 $250 1%

Urology $249 $234 -6%

SOURCE: Sullivan, Cotter & Associates, 2003 Physician Compensation

and Productivity Survey compared with 2002 survey, (313) 872-1760,

www.sullivancotter.com. These are median national cash compensation

levels reported by Sullivan, Cotter & Associates for staff physicians.

The effective dates for the data are April 1, 2002, and February 1,

2003, and the percentage changes over the period between those dates

are given. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand dollars.

Percentage changes are rounded to the nearest whole. The data are based

mainly on reports from health systems and large multispecialty medical

groups. The overall sample size is 19,500 physicians in 180

organizations. Teaching hospitals comprise 58% of the sample. The

average annual revenue of the organizations is more than $400 million,

and, on average, they employ 138 physicians.

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