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Fair and Equal Pay? - January 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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I s your paycheck keeping pace with your expanding job responsibilities? That's the question we asked in this year's Outpatient Surgery Salary Survey. The answer might not surprise you: Your salary is lagging a bit behind the work you do. According to our survey, your 2015 salary aver- aged about $108,690 if you work in an ASC and about $116,628 if you're reading this in a hospital. A six-figure job is nothing to sneeze at, but our survey found that surgical facility leader salaries were pret- ty much flat compared to 2014 — you made a little bit more or about the same as last year. All the while, you're being asked to take on more duties and respon- sibilities. "Salaries are good," says one respondent, "but more responsibilities are expected. Change is the constant!" If you received a bonus — based on employment longevity, the division of ASC profits, accreditation suc- cess or quality score goals met — it was equivalent to roughly 6% of your ASC salary or slightly less than 4% of your hospital salary. However, twice as many hospital-based respondents as ASC readers reported receiving no bonus pay- 4 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 6 Fair and Equal Pay? As your level of responsibility rises, your paycheck should keep pace. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor

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