When physician searches are conducted today, they're more often for salaried positions than in past years, and less often for practice opportunities with income guarantees. That's the conclusion of a leading recruiter's recent survey. Based on 1,352 physician search and consulting assignments undertaken from April 1995 through the following year, the survey also reported average salaries for the six most-recruited specialties and the prevalence of popular "perks" used to encourage physicians to accept a new position.

SOURCE: Merritt, Hawkins & Associates, Irving, Texas.