Merritt Hawkins 2018 Review of Physician and Advanced Practice Recruiting Incentives

Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm and endorsed partner of NCHA Strategic Partners, has completed its Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives.This 54-page document takes a deep dive into the starting salaries, signing bonuses and other incentives commonly used to recruit physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in today’s evolving healthcare market.

Now in its 25th year, the Review has  become a benchmarking source used by hospitals, medical groups, academics, policy makers, journalists and others to determine which physician recruiting incentives are customary and competitive, as well as to track trends in physician supply, demand and recruiting.

Attached is a list of Key Findings from the Review, as well as an infographic listing some physician starting salary data from the review. Questions? Contact Mark Conley at 770-481-1135 or

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