Total Compensation and Workforce Performance Surveys


Credible, comprehensive benchmarking resources designed with your organization in mind.

Provides critical benchmarking data on executive and management compensation trends and pay practices. Now in its 27th year, this survey is the largest of its kind for hospitals and health systems nationwide.

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Offers critical information on equity-based compensation and its role in incentive plan design for executives as well as total direct compensation benchmarks that include the value of equity-based long-term incentives.

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Shares detailed total cash compensation data on physicians in C-Suite, service line and other key executive roles.

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Provides vital total compensation benchmarking data on key executive positions collected from both independent medical groups and those owned by health systems.

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Uniquely focused on only hospitals and health systems, this survey helps organizations address challenges related to executive and physician benefit programs, including optimizing benefit offerings, implementing retirement plans for evolving executive and physician roles, and keeping pace with emerging trends in paid time off, severance and disability programs.

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Focuses exclusively on compensation and benefits practices in not-for-profit organizations, including service and charitable organizations, higher education, health plans, research institutes, and trade and professional associations, among others.

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This survey offers a comprehensive look into pay levels, practices and trends among the investment staff of university endowments, foundations and other not-for-profit organizations.

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Now in its 26th year, this survey continues to be the largest and most comprehensive dataset of its kind and provides compensation, pay practices and productivity benchmarking data for employed physicians advanced practice providers (APPs) and PhD clinicians and researchers.

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As the largest medical group compensation dataset in the market, this survey offers a comprehensive look into pay practices and productivity across a wide spectrum of physician and advanced practice providers (APP) specialties.

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This one-of-a-kind survey provides deep insight to on-call pay rates and practices. This data is virtually impossible to find elsewhere.

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This survey provides insight into compensation topics specific to hospital-based physicians with a focus on understanding work effort and related compensation structures.

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This survey is the first of its kind; focusing exclusively on non-productivity measures, and serving as a comprehensive source of data on emerging performance measures and provider incentive design practices.

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Offers unique insights on advanced practice provider (APP) compensation levels, trends and pay practices.

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Published regionally for over 20 years, this new national survey provides cash compensation market data for health care staff.

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Strengthening Total Compensation Solutions through Data-Driven Intelligence and Insights

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Advantages of Survey Participation


Participants have access to critical data to make informed compensation decisions.

Contribute to Gain Participation Privileges

Your participation helps ensure our surveys remain among the best in the industry, providing you with the most comprehensive information available. In addition, participants receive exclusive, discounted pricing on valuable data and reports and early access to survey results.

Participation in our surveys is made easy through our online data collection tool

SullivanCotter maintains strict confidentiality regarding all survey data submissions, and all of our surveys adhere to the safe harbor guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

Participants receive the following benefits:


  • Obtain complimentary reports for some surveys and substantial discounts for others.
  • Have access to the Consultants who conduct these surveys to answer any technical questions participants may have regarding the survey data.
  • Are the first to obtain the survey data when they are published.
  • Have the opportunity to provide feedback and input on what they would like to have surveyed in the future.

Custom Surveys


When health care and not-for-profit organizations need highly specific executive, employee or physician compensation and benefits data, they come to SullivanCotter.

Not only can our experienced advisers help you mine current data sources, we can customize surveys and analyses to match your organization’s specific needs (e.g., sub-specialties in a tertiary care teaching hospital).

And with the SullivanCotter approach, the data may reveal risks and problems, but our experienced advisers can lead and support you in crafting the solutions.

To learn more, contact the Survey Team

Consulting Services


We believe a consulting firm should complement its clients, providing them with an experienced, independent perspective and measurable results based on substantial expertise. That's our consulting philosophy; enhancing each client's ability to achieve goals and support organizational missions through informed, tailored approaches.

Through a combination of expertise, insight and experience, we devise executive compensation strategies that navigate organizations through regulatory compliance to achieve business and performance goals.

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We recognize the importance of physician recruitment, retention and alignment strategies and develop conflict-free compensation plans that attract the right talent, achieve quality outcomes and maintain regulatory compliance.

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The role of the advanced practice provider (APP) in transforming care delivery is critical as the focus on team-based care intensifies and health care organizations seek to drive performance through meeting the strategic goals of improving access, quality, service and affordability

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Our approach uses expertise and tailored processes to help organizational leaders make informed decisions about fiduciary requirements and total compensation program value.

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