Residency coordinator salaries based on level of education

Residency Program Insider, March 18, 2020

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Editor’s note: The following is an edited excerpt from Residency Program Alert’s (RPA) coverage of the 2019 Residency Coordinator Salary Survey, which can be accessed in the RPA archive here. Not an RPA member? Click here for more information about becoming an RPA subscriber. 

As in any profession, salaries for residency coordinators can vary widely depending on geography or industry niche (e.g., academic medical center vs. critical access hospital), and such dissonance can make it difficult to gauge whether a coordinator is getting a fair shake; however, certain factors are near-universal drivers of career and compensatory advancement. One of these is education.

This year’s survey respondents with four-year degrees tend to earn more than their counterparts with less schooling. In fact, nearly two-thirds of those coordinators earning more than $75,000 annually have at least a four-year degree (see Figure 4).

Also, when comparing this year’s survey with data from some of our previous surveys, the number of respondents who report having a master’s degree has been steadily increasing, while those reporting a high school diploma or associate’s degree have declined (see Figure 5).

According to the survey data, 76% of respondents with master’s degrees planned to stay in their current positions for the immediate future, while 9% intended to seek a new position outside of GME.


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