Physicians Practice 2012 Staff Salary Survey Reveals Nursing Salaries Increase
NORWALK, Conn., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica's Physician's Practice 2012 Staff Salary Survey reveals that with nurses in high demand, America's medical practices started paying a premium for their services last year, even as pay for most other clinical and administrative support staff stagnated or declined.
Nurses and nurse managers saw average salary increases of 4 percent and 12 percent according to the survey, for which results were released in print and online this month in Physicians Practice and PhysiciansPractice.com. More than 1,260 medical practices around the country provided compensation data during the fourth quarter of 2011 on nine specific clinical and administrative support job titles.
Some interesting trends concerning non-physician providers are seen in the latest salary data:
- The highest-paid non physicians on staff are physician assistants, earning an average $84,000, followed by nurse practitioners, at $83,000.
- Nurse practitioners enjoy more opportunities, with 35 percent of practices employing one compared with only 25 percent of practices who employ a physicians assistant.
The Staff Salary Survey provides data nationally and in six individual regions on compensation for nurses, nurse managers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, front-desk staff, medical billers, billing managers, and medical records clerks. The Survey also details salary levels for each position at five discrete levels of experience.
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