GI salary, revenue generated & demand: 3 notes from Merritt Hawkins

Gastroenterologists have one of the highest starting salaries for physicians, and generate over $2 million for hospitals, according to surveys conducted by physician search firm Merritt Hawkins.

Three details:

1. Gastroenterologists were among the top 10 most requested specialists, landing in the No. 9 spot at 85 total searches for the 2018-19 year, down from 102 searches the previous year, according to Merritt Hawkins 2019 review of physician and advanced practitioner recruiting incentives.

2. GIs earn an average annual salary of $495,000, according to the recruiting report, up 1.6 percent from last year when the average annual salary was $487,000.

3. Gastroenterologists generated an average net revenue of $2,965,277 for hospitals in 2019, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2019 inpatient and outpatient revenue survey, up from $1,422,677 reported in the 2016 survey.

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