Written by Emily Rappleye | September 11, 2015
Primary care physicians this year are experiencing bigger increases in total cash compensation than their specialist peers, according to the 2015 “Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey” from Minneapolis-based Sullivan, Cotter and Associates.
Combined with other findings in the survey, this may suggest the trend toward value-based, coordinated care — which puts primary care physicians in the driver’s seat — could be starting to take hold. According to SullivanCotter, Primary care physicians saw a 3.4 percent median increase in total cash compensation between 2011 and 2015, compared to medical and surgical specialists, who saw 2.5 percent and 2.3 percent increases, respectively.
The table below breaks down median total cash compensation in 2015 by physician specialty and is ranked in order of highest to lowest percent change over last year, as presented by SullivanCotter. The information is based on data from 560 organizations and nearly 115,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians.