Healthcare tops list of industries with largest annual bonuses

Healthcare tops list of industries with largest annual bonusesA recent analysis by LinkedIn revealed that some of the largest annual bonuses are doled out in the healthcare industry, Becker’s Hospital Review reported.

Surgeon, radiologist and medical director were three healthcare positions included in LinkedIn’s ranking of the top 10 jobs with the highest annual cash bonuses. Surgeons, taking the No. 2 spot, commanded bonuses of $60,000, while radiologists received $47,500 and medical directors¬†earned $40,000.

The No. 1 job for annual bonuses was investment banking associate, which received $100,000. The other positions that made the top 10 were investment banking analyst, commercial director, global marketing director, senior portfolio manager, senior corporate counsel and equity research analyst.

Healthcare also had the seventh largest annual cash bonus when the jobs data was categorized by industry, with an average bonus of $5,500, the source noted.

In terms of salary, health IT jobs in particular have seen significant growth in recent years. A report from HealthITJobs.com released in late November found that salaries in this job field rose 7 percent between 2015 and 2016, HealthcareITNews reported.

Executives in IT earned an average salary of $171,000 during 2016 as well as an average bonus of $27,500.