Did your pay go up 4.3% to 1.05M/year?

In its annual Executive Compensation Survey of about 1,200 U.S. health care providers, Modern Healthcare notes that average health care system CEO pay in 2011 climbed by 4.3% to $1.05 million, making health system CEOs the only executive group to average more than $1 million per year in overall cash compensation. If the health system revenue was <1 B$ the CEO median pay went up 14.4% mostly due to incentive pay. The average hospital executive gained 3.1% in 2010. However, the smaller system CEO ‘stagnated’ at a median of $600,000! 
Comment: For those physicians becoming fully employed, are there incentives tied to your compensation? How are they structured? Are the goal posts realistic and are they being moved? My experience is that systems try to make the goal posts so high that most physicians are setting themselves up for failure. The time to set these goals is at the initial meeting. Once the goals have been set, you will be hard pressed to change them. Also, bring evidence to argue against unrealistic goals. There are legitimate places to get this information.