Saturday, May 16, 2009
Utah's Right to Know Salary Info for Docs
Salary can be a touchy subject. People don't like to talk about it. Maybe they're embarrassed. Are you embarrassed about your salary? How would you feel if it were posted on a public website? Do people have the right to know your salary? What if part of your salary is paid by taxpayer dollars?
The state of Utah has a website that lists salaries of individuals who receive some of their income through taxpayer money. Sounds interesting, doesn't it? This includes physicians and other academic clinicians who are employed through a university hospital.
Supposedly, the largest database of salaries was last obtained and updated last March and reflects actual earnings for 2007. Curious? Take a look here: http://www.utahsright.com/salaries.php?city=u_of_u