Internal medicine Associates are the second most expensive occupation in the US according to a study released Tuesday.
Internal medicine Associate salaries in the healthcare industry averaged $1.58 per hour last year, a 12% increase from $1 per hour in 2016.
That was about $600 more than the average wage for all healthcare associates in the United States in 2018.
Internal Medicine Associates are typically paid on average $6.75 per hour, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
The average pay for Associate doctors in the top five states was $9.27 per hour.
This is a drop from $10.80 per hour for Associate and physician assistants in 2018 and is also down from $14.08 per hour paid by Assistant and physician assistant associates in 2017.
The median salary for Associate physicians in the five states last year was $11.75.
It is not clear if this wage increase is related to the healthcare law or the Affordable Care Act.
Internal Health Associates are paid on a sliding scale from $18.45 per hour to $31.65 per hour depending on experience and education level.
The pay increase was calculated using data from the National Provider Matching Program (NPP), which is a data-driven process designed to identify and match qualified health care professionals to eligible health plans.
The data was sourced from a nationwide survey of 1,000 employers, including private health insurance companies, hospitals, and hospitals that provide primary care to Medicaid and CHIP-eligible patients.
The NPP is a collaboration between the Centers to Prevent, Treat, and Respond to Chronic Diseases and the American Association of Internal Medicine.
The study used data from an online database of more than 2 million providers and health plans covering the country to estimate median annual earnings by Associate physicians.
The average Associate salary was $28,735, which was the same as in 2018, according the study.
The authors of the study said that the median income for Associate Health Providers was $22,500 in 2020.
The increase in median annual income was more than double the average annual income of Associate physicians, who earned $16,717 in 2020, the study found.
Associate Health Associate salaries have been on a downward trend for some time.
In 2018, Associate Health Associates earned $21,715, which represented a 7% increase over the average earnings for Associate health providers, according an analysis from Medscape.
In 2017, Associate health associate earnings averaged $24,619, which fell 12% from $28.27 in 2018 due to an increase in the cost of living.
In 2020, Associate Medical Associates earned about $18,000 more than Associate Health, which is less than what they earned in 2018 when the cost per associate was $31,630.
The earnings gap between Associate Health and Associate Health associate in 2020 was larger than the gap between the average salary of Associate and associate in 2018 of $21.07.
The National Provider Matched Patient Survey (NMP) shows that the average associate doctor earned $31 and associate nurse an associate earned $25.
The overall median salary was also lower than in 2018 at $28 per hour and $29 per hour respectively.
The highest average earnings were paid to Associate Physicians, with an average annual salary of $40,500.
These salaries are about 10% higher than the median annual salary for all other occupations, which averaged $27 per year.
Internal physicians and associate physicians earned an average of $33 per hour of pay in 2020 compared to $32.70 per hour earned by Associate and Associate nurses in 2018 according to Medscape’s analysis.
The top five employers in the study were: US Bank, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Rite Aid, and Bank of America.
US Bank reported the highest pay for all Associate Medical Directors with an annual salary average of more like $47,000 per year, while Walgans reported an average salary average between $37,000 and $42,000, with Rite Aid at $40 per year and Bank reporting an average between nearly $44,000 to $48,000.
These average salaries were significantly higher than for other healthcare occupations in the country, which were not ranked on the same scale.