The average salary offer to radiologists rose about 13% last year, reaching $317,000, according to the recruiting firm Merritt, Hawkins & Associates, Irving, Texas. Over the past four years, the average salary offer to radiologists has risen 41%. Other specialists also have received significantly higher offers. The average offer made to urologists ballooned to about $277,000 in 2003 from $191,000 in 2000--a 45% growth--while the average offer to anesthesiologists rose 31% over the same period, to $290,000 from $220,000. Primary-care physicians didn't fare as well, with their average offer rising 8% over that time period. The data are based on 2,405 search assignments conducted by Meritt, Hawkins in 46 states from April 2002 to April 2003. -- by Michael Romano
Salaries continue steep climb for some specialists
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