Merritt Hawkins recruiting incentives report for 2018 now available

Each year Merritt Hawkins, an Endorsed Business Partner of South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations Enterprises and the nation’s leading physician search firm, completes 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.

Click here for a list of key findings from the Review and here for an infographic listing some physician starting salary data from the review.

If you would like a complete copy of this key industry resource or have questions and would like to schedule a meeting, contact Nathan Piller, Midwest Director for Merritt Hawkins, at 469-524-1618 or email