Compensation Survey Types

National Healthcare Leadership Compensation Survey

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Participate in Survey:

February 9 — July 14, 2017

Publication Release:

August 31, 2017

Participation Closed

Collection of exclusive compensation data, including:


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

  • Our 2016 Leadership survey featured data from over 32,500 incumbents

  • Data reported by revenue size and region

  • Participants in our 2016 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

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

National Healthcare Staff Compensation Survey

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Participate in Survey:

January 12 — May 26, 2017

Publication Release:

June 30, 2017

Participation Closed

Find unique insights, featuring:


  • Special section on best practices and issues in staff compensation

  • Data reported nationally and by region

  • More than 325 benchmark positions

  • Participants in our 2016 Staff Survey will be able to download a pre-populated survey containing 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, state cuts, and more

National Nursing Compensation Survey

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Participate in Survey:

January 19 — April 21, 2017

Publication Release:

May 19, 2017

Participation Closed

Explore exclusive data, such as:


  • 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.

  • Data reported nationally and by region

  • Special report for magnet-designated organizations

  • Participants in our 2016 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, groups, state cuts, and more

National Healthcare Information Technology Compensation Survey

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Participate in Survey:

January 26 — June 9, 2017

Publication Release:

July 21, 2017

Participation Closed

In its inaugural debut, you'll find 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

  • General Information Technology

  • Medical Systems

  • Network/Infrastructure

  • Web Applications/Web Development

Advanced Practice Clinician Survey

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Participate in Survey:

July 6 — September 22, 2017

Publication Release:

December 15, 2017

Gain real-world perspective:


  • 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

National Cancer Centers Compensation Survey

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Participate in Survey:

February 23 — June 16, 2017

Publication Release:

July 14, 2017

Participation Closed

In its second year, you'll find:


  • Separate cuts for NCI designated cancer centers and research laboratories

  • More than 40 leadership benchmark positions

  • Includes data for non-NCI designated cancer centers

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

  • Survey results free to participants

Children's Hospitals Executive Compensation Survey

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Participate in Survey:

March 2 — July 14, 2017

Publication Release:

August 18, 2017

Participation Closed

Participants Only

  • 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 — September 1, 2017

Publication Release:

November 2017

  • Input from more than 2,800 individual medical directors and more than 350 individual physician executives

  • 2016 survey contained data on 82 medical director positions and 19 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 3 — June 9, 2017

Publication Release:

September 2017

Participation Closed

  • Data on more than 120 physician specialties found in the market

  • Comprehensive source for physician compensation data

  • Data reported nationally

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

  • New this year: Custom Scatter Graphs

National Physician Benefits Survey

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Participate in Survey:

January 12 — May 12, 2017

Publication Release:

June 30, 2017

Participation Closed

  • Includes comprehensive data on:

    • Qualified and non-qualified retirement benefits

    • Health, life, and disability benefit

    • Time away, vacation, and holidays

    • Perquisites and business expenses

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

Urgent Care Survey

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Participate in Survey:

November 1 — February 1, 2017

Publication Release:

March 2017

Participation Closed

  • Insights into compensation and incentive payments most commonly used by urgent care practices

  • Includes data for both physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (APPs)

  • Includes organizations with a variation in ownership models and practice sizes

  • Detailed look at incentive metrics in a variety of areas including productivity, operational/efficiency, quality, and patient satisfaction

  • A review of shift differentials: Who is using them? When? And at what rates?

Call Pay Survey

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Participate in Survey:

December 1 — February 20, 2017

Publication Release:

April 2017

Participation Closed

  • Data collected from over 1,000 call pay arrangements from around the country

  • Insight into call pay trends

  • Survey results free to participants

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