Negotiating your physiatry compensation should start with a plan. First, outline your qualifications, skills and accomplishments so that you can approach your employer with that information. This information will help you to sell yourself and get your desired compensation.
Second, find out what the pay is for someone with your experience. A new residency graduate may command anywhere from $175,000 – $300,000 depending on where it is in the U.S. Once you’re onsite, take advantage of any opportunity to ask doctors with similar experience to your experience what compensation amount you might expect.
Third, practice what you’re going to say and how to respond to questions. Don’t have reservations about asking for more money. Only your employer, not you, know how much they will pay you.