Compensation Surveys

National Healthcare Leadership Compensation Survey

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Participate in Survey:

February 6, 2020 — May 1, 2020

Publication Release:

August 28, 2020

Survey features:


  • Our 2018 Leadership survey featured data from over 36,000 incumbents

  • Comprehensive data on total compensation including: salaries, salary structures, bonus plans, benefit plans, budgeted increases, perquisites and severance

  • Data reported by revenue size and region

  • Participants in our 2018 Leadership Survey will be able to download a pre-populated survey with their previously submitted data

  • Bundle the National Healthcare Leadership and Staff Surveys to save

  • Specialized data cuts available for participants including: critical access hospitals, regional peer groups and more

National Behavioral Health Compensation Survey

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Participate in Survey:

February 20, 2020 — May 17, 2020

Publication Release:

September 18, 2020

Survey features:


  • An exhaustive list of benchmark positions, including top level executives and staff level patient care positions

  • Comprehensive position data collected from both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facilities, with data cuts presented for system owned versus independently owned entities

  • Organizations who complete our Staff and Leadership surveys will not be required to fill out a separate questionnaire for this survey; please include your Behavioral Health data in your Staff and Leadership Surveys to be considered a participant

  • Specialized data cuts available for participants, including: regional peer groups, state cuts, and more

National Healthcare Staff Compensation Survey

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Participate in Survey:

January 9, 2020 — April 3, 2020

Publication Release:

June 26, 2020

Survey features:


  • Our 2018 survey featured data from nearly 1.5 million incumbents reported by over 1,820 organizations

  • Data reported nationally and by region

  • More than 340 benchmark positions

  • Participants in our 2018 Staff Survey will be able to download a pre-populated survey with their previously submitted data

  • Bundle the National Healthcare Leadership and Staff Surveys to save

  • Specialized data cuts available for participants including: critical access hospitals, regional peer groups and more

National Nursing Compensation Survey

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Participate in Survey:

January 16, 2020 — March 13, 2020

Publication Release:

May 15, 2020

Survey features:


  • An exhaustive list of nursing benchmark positions, from the top level executive to the staff RN

  • Comprehensive data on special pay practices including: call pay practices, shift differentials, certification pay, career ladders, incentives, etc.

  • Leadership level data reported nationally and by organization size. Staff level data reported nationally and by region

  • Custom report for magnet-designated organizations

  • Participants in our 2018 Nursing Survey will be able to download a pre-populated survey containing their previously submitted data

  • Specialized data cuts available for participants including: regional peer groups, state cuts and more

National Healthcare Information Technology Compensation Survey

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Participate in Survey:

January 23, 2020 — March 27, 2020

Publication Release:

July 24, 2020

Survey features:

Includes staff, manager and executive positions in the following departments:


  • Applications/Software

  • Business Intelligence

  • Data Scientists

  • Electronic Health Record (EPIC, Cerner, etc.)

  • Enterprise Resource Planning

  • Information Security

  • General Information Technology

  • Medical Security

  • Medical Systems

  • Network/Infrastructure

  • Web Applications/Web Development

National Advanced Practice Provider Compensation Survey

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Participate in Survey:

July 9, 2020 — September 18, 2020

Publication Release:

December 11, 2020

Survey features:


  • Features data from over 40,000 individual providers

  • Positions by specialty, and hospital vs. clinic positions

  • Data reported nationally and by region

  • Comprehensive data on:

    • Pay practices (call pay, shift differentials, certification pay, etc.)

    • Incentive practices

    • Hiring practices

    • Workforce trends

    • Employer-sponsored career and educational advancement programs

    • Differential or "Add-On" payments

    • Individual productivity compensation

    • PRN Rates

National Cancer Centers Compensation Survey

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Participate in Survey:

February 13, 2020 — April 24, 2020

Publication Release:

July 10, 2020

Participants Only

Survey features:


  • Separate cuts for NCI designated cancer centers and research laboratories

  • Over 40 leadership level benchmark positions and over 40 staff level positions

  • Includes data for non-NCI designated cancer centers

  • Salaries, as well as short- and long-term incentive awards and opportunities

  • Data reported by organization size and type

Children's Hospitals Compensation Survey

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Participate in Survey:

February 27, 2020 — May 1, 2020

Publication Release:

August 21, 2020

Participants Only

Survey features:


  • Participation includes over 40 of the nation's premier, independent and subsidiary children's hospitals

    • Features data represented separately for over 30 organizations that are a children's hospital within a hospital facility

  • More than 60 executive and director level positions surveyed

  • Comprehensive data on:

    • Salaries

    • Salary increases

    • Incentive opportunities

    • Incentive awards

Medical Director and Physician Executive Survey

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Participate in Survey:

June 1, 2020 — August 7, 2020

Publication Release:

November 2020

Survey features:


  • Input from more than 4,300 individual medical directors and more than 500 individual physician executives

  • 2019 Survey contained data on more than 110 medical director positions and more than 20 physician executive positions

  • Information also provided on medical director contract administration and the methodologies used to determine compensation

Physician Compensation and Production Survey

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Participate in Survey:

January 7, 2020 — June 3, 2020

Publication Release:

August 2020

Survey features:


  • Data collected on more than 56,000 physicians from over 940 individual sites of service

  • Data on more than 145 physician specialties found in the market

  • Comprehensive source for physician compensation data

  • Data reported nationally and regionally

  • Data on total cash compensation, including pay practices (e.g., call pay, production and quality incentives, medical director and administrative pay, APP supervision), compensation philosophy and governance practices

National Staff through Executive Benefits Survey

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Participate in Survey:

January 30, 2020 — May 8, 2020

Publication Release:

September 30, 2020

Survey features:


  • Includes comprehensive data on:

    • Qualified and non-qualified retirement benefits

    • Health, life and disability benefit

    • Paid time-off, vacation and holidays

    • Perquisites and business expenses

    • Employment agreements, retention plans, and severance

  • Backed by over three decades of experience in design and review of benefit plans

Physician Call Pay Survey

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Participate in Survey:

December 9, 2019— April 17, 2020

Publication Release:

May 2020

Survey features:


  • 2018–2019 survey reported 43 specialties

  • Data collected from more than 2,000 individual call coverage arrangements

  • The most robust source of unrestricted call coverage data available in the industry