Salary offers to radiologists jump 11%

The ongoing shortage of radiologists is having an impact on salaries in the specialty, with average salary offers to radiologists growing 11% this year, according to physician search firm Merritt, Hawkins & Associates of Irving, TX.

The average salary offer made to recruit radiologists grew from $286,000 in 2002 to $317,000 this year, according to the firm’s 2003 Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives. What’s more, over the last four years average recruiting offers have grown by 41%.

Demand for all types of specialists has been rising, with radiologists among the most wanted. The demand is being driven by an aging population and a static supply of physicians, according to the company. Meanwhile, the demand for primary-care physicians is not as strong, as the supply of primary-care doctors has grown in recent years.

Average salary offers to radiologists
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2002/2003 $230,000 $317,000 $500,000
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2001/2002 $240,000 $286,000 $600,000
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2000/2001 $200,000 $271,000 $500,000
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1999/2000 $165,000 $225,000 $300,000
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A free copy of the survey results is available at the Merritt, Hawkins & Associates Web site at

By AuntMinnie staff writers
July 14, 2003

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