New National Study Examines 2017 U.S. Physician Employment and Compensation Growth

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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 19, 2017 — Doximity, the largest social network for physicians and advanced practice clinicians, today released a new research study on the 2017 labor market for doctors. By studying physician job opportunities and compensation data, the report found significant job advertisements and compensation growth, analyzing 20 of the largest metropolitan areas and 15 common medical specialties.

This report, drawn from a sample of more than 12,000 physician job advertisements nationally, details the parts of the country and which medical specialties have the highest demand for physicians. Compensation growth was drawn from 40,000 self-reported compensation surveys.

“2017 saw another explosive national debate around the funding of health care for Americans. What was less controversial, but arguably as important, was the growing pressure on medical labor markets nationally,” said Nate Gross, M.D., co-founder of Doximity. “Doctors caring for patients is the heart of our system, and we continue to see a big uptick in demand for physicians across the country. This backs up other studies pointing to the possibility of physician shortages moving forward. And in the short-term, we're seeing an impact on physician compensation in our data.”

Key findings from the study include:

  • Nationally, physician compensation grew by 5.1 percent.
  • Physician job advertisements have grown year-over-year in 10 large metropolitan areas. However, even within metro areas within the same state, there can be variation between physician demand across markets. San Francisco saw a 42 percent growth, while there was 1 percent growth in Los Angeles.
  • Physician compensation has grown in 10 large metropolitan areas, but despite the overall trend being up, there were several metro areas where physicians saw either declining or flat compensation growth.
  • Among 10 common medical specialties analyzed, physician job postings have increased overall. Geriatrics saw the most growth, at 164 percent, compared to a 23 percent increase in cardiology.

“Changes in physician job postings and compensation growth were correlated, suggesting that the growth in demand may be due to increased demand for physicians in these areas,” said Christopher Whaley, Ph.D., lead author and adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. “As the demand for physicians shifts across geographies and specialties, this report offers physicians insight into where their best professional opportunities may be.”

Detailed findings include:

METROS WHERE DOCTORS ARE SEEING THE BIGGEST PAY RAISES

Metro Area

Compensation Growth

1.    San Francisco

16%

2.    Indianapolis

14%

3.    Los Angeles

13%

4.    Philadelphia

11%

5.    Milwaukee

10%

6.    New York

8%

7.    Minneapolis

8%

8.    Pittsburgh

8%

9.    Seattle

7%

10.  Boston

7%

MEDICAL SPECIALTIES MOST IN DEMAND

Medical Specialty

Job Growth

1.    Geriatrics

164%

2.    Urology

49%

3.    Oncology

45%

4.    Hematology

39%

5.    OB-GYN

31%

6.    Gastroenterology

27%

7.    Occupational Medicine

26%

8.    Endocrinology

25%

9.    Neurosurgery

25%

10.  Cardiology

23%

METROS WHERE DOCTORS ARE MOST IN DEMAND

Metro Area

Job Ad Growth

1.    Boston

72%

2.    San Francisco

42%

3.    Chicago

36%

4.    Washington, D.C.

23%

5.    New York

21%

6.    Denver

12%

7.    Seattle

4%

8.    Philadelphia

2%

9.    Miami

2%

10.  Los Angeles

1%

Methodology
This study is based on more than 12,000 physician jobs posted on Doximity in 2016 and 2017. This report analyzed data on 20 metropolitan statistical areas and 15 medical specialties based on the number of job postings on the Doximity network in 2016. Compensation growth was drawn from Doximity's self-reported compensation surveys of approximately 40,000 full-time, licensed U.S. physicians who practice at least 40 hours per week between 2016 and 2017.

Doximity Media Contact:
Jim Rivas
[email protected]
415-515-8780

About Doximity
Founded in 2011, Doximity connects physicians and advanced practice clinicians to make them more successful and productive. Doximity is the largest secure medical network with over 70 percent of all U.S. physicians as members, enabling collaboration across specialties and every major medical center. Doximity is based in San Francisco and was created by the founders of Epocrates and Rock Health. To learn more, visit www.doximity.com.

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