Private practice percentage split

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by ncantone, May 23, 2012.

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  1. ncantone


    May 3, 2012
    I was just offered a position to join a private practice. The owner offered a 50/50 split for the first year after I get licensed. Is this a good offer? What's the going percentage split in private practice these days?
    He's offering a flat rate during the post-doc year but wants to make a 2 year contract.
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  3. erg923

    erg923 Psychologist 10+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    Depends really. Do you have to spend your time marketing (or is the practice and their referral base well established?) That is, do you/will you generate much of your own patients or are they handed to ya? Do you have 100% billing and secretarial support so you can maximize your billable time? I have heard 60/40 is more common, but 50/50 can be fair if all those answers are favorable.

    And, 2 year "contract" for what, exactly? This isn't the US army ya know. If you wanna go before two years, its a free country. He can institute a "no compete" clause of course, but he cant force you to stay...
    Last edited: May 24, 2012
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  4. Therapist4Chnge

    Therapist4Chnge Neuropsych Ninja Faculty Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    The Beach
    ...though it is highly debatable if it'd even be enforceable, though that is a discussion for another day.
  5. ClinicalABA

    ClinicalABA 5+ Year Member

    Aug 31, 2011
    New England
    In some jurisdictions, non-complete clauses are not permissible for professions, like psychology and medicine, where there are issues of public access to needed services. This doesn't stop agencies from writing it into a contract, though.
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  6. erg923

    erg923 Psychologist 10+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    Yea, I meant if it was contract work...
  7. ncantone


    May 3, 2012
    Thanks for the info. The owner wants to do a 2 year contract- 1 year post-doc and 1 year after getting licensed. His argument is that if he is going to spend the time and effort in providing supervision and training, he wouldn't want to have someone leave after they get licensed. I've heard of some larger institutions doing this.
    As for the 50/50 split, the practice will provide the referral base and advertising, which makes it sound like it would be a good deal. I'm still debating the 2 year contract thing. I will make sure to read the contract with a fine comb to make sure there's nothing shady.
  8. KKrak002

    KKrak002 2+ Year Member

    May 29, 2012
    What is a god percentage split for a group private practice in psychology that offers benefits (health insurance and 401 K) and office staff services (billing, filing etc.)?
  9. wigflip

    wigflip 2+ Year Member

    Oct 18, 2010
    isn't there another active thread on this very topic right now?
  10. AcronymAllergy

    AcronymAllergy Neuropsychologist SDN Moderator 7+ Year Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Mod Note: Merged KKrak002's thread into the existing one discussing private practice earnings/percentage splits.

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