Socioeconomic Data

Socioeconomic Data

Since 1997, the Health Policy department has facilitated the socioeconomic survey, which is disseminated triennially to all members (excluding military, retirees, and those in training). A great tool that provides the Academy and its membership with important information about their practices, the healthcare environment, and future trends in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, the AAO-HNS Socioeconomic Survey is the most recognized otolaryngology specific member survey available. It is an asset for otolaryngologist – head and neck surgeons to measure themselves against their peers. 

In the year the survey is conducted, the Academy publishes aggregate survey results in the December issue of the Bulletin, our monthly publication, and also displays them during our Annual Meeting. 

Please click on the links below to access the results of our 2011 socioeconomic survey data.

*UPDATE* Don't Miss Highlights of the 2014 AAO-HNS Socioeconomic Survey at the Annual Meeting!
For those attending the 2014 Annual Meeting and OTO Expo, be sure to view highlights of trend results of the 2014 AAO-HNS Socioeconomic Survey located in front of the Exhibit Hall. The full PowerPoint slide set with trends will be available to members only on the Academy website only after the unveiling at the Annual Meeting. 

2011 Survey (pdf format)

Additionally, here are a few links to reports that provide general information regarding salary. Unfortunately, many of these studies use the mean salary and RVU data and may not provide the specifics you are seeking.

ACS sponsored atlas of the surgical workforce

Medical Group Management Association website

The Association of Otolaryngology Administrators website

AMGA compensation survey

In addition, The AMA has developed an educational resource to help physicians and practice staff establish their fee schedules based on the costs of providing services, which can be found here.

The AMA has also produced Principles for Physician Employment, which can be found here.

The American College of Surgeons has also produced a 2009 article focusing on a surgeon's guide to successful job negotiation, which also may be of assistance: http://www.facs.org/fellows_info/bulletin/2009/jun09bullet.html.