Addressing COVID-19: Detailed Productivity Reporting

Additional data are being collected to understand COVID-19 related changes in physician and advanced practice provider work RVUs, compensation and productivity ratios. This will also help to provide insight into emerging practice trends such as telemedicine and the use of virtualists. Organizations submitting this additional data will be eligible to purchase detailed analyses and results from the new findings.

If your organization is interested in providing additional productivity data through its Advanced Practice Provider Compensation and Productivity Survey participation, click here.

What's New in 2021?

  • New questions focusing on organizational response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Streamlined questionnaire, including more detailed CRNA and leadership compensation practices sections
  • Specialty list expanded to include new and market-focused specialties
  • Detailed APP productivity data collection at the incumbent level with analyses and results available only to survey participants focusing on national and regional productivity trends with a focus on the effect of COVID-19 by region or specialty

Providing Unique Insight Into APPs

As health care organizations become more focused on population health management, improved access, quality and cost-effective care, the demand for advanced practice providers (APPs) continues to grow. This survey, formerly known as the Advanced Practice Provider Compensation and Pay Practices Survey, provides critical data on physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other certified providers across a number of emerging specialties – helping organizations to benchmark and assess their pay practices for this increasingly important provider group.

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Gaining access to the right data is paramount. SullivanCotter’s proprietary survey data provides the intelligence and insights you’ll need to confidently navigate the compensation journey and make highly-informed decisions.

Survey Highlights

  • Base pay, total cash compensation and total cost of benefits
  • Productivity data and ratios, including collections and work RVUs
  • Pay practices, including salary grades and ranges, shift differentials and extra shifts, on-call pay, education expenses, sign-on bonuses, retention bonuses and moving allowances
  • APP incentive plan design, including prevalence and performance measures
  • Data reported for nurse practitioners and physician assistants across multiple specialty groups
  • Data also reported for certified anesthesiologist assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists and certified nurse midwives
  • Data reported both nationally and regionally by practice setting (inpatient/outpatient) and locale (urban/suburban/rural)
  • Total cash compensation data for a number of APP leadership positions

2021 Advanced Practice Provider Compensation and Productivity Survey

2021 Survey Participation Is Now Open

Contribute to Gain Participation Privileges

Your participation ensures that your data are part of this valuable resource, providing you with robust, comprehensive information used by not-for-profit organizations across all market segments. 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

Non-health care organizations are welcome to participate in the survey on their client’s behalf; however, they are not eligible to purchase the report at the participant rate. Please call 888.739.7039 or email for pricing.

Survey Samples

Reduced Pricing for Participants:

  • 2021 Survey Participants: $925
  • 2021 Early Submission Discount: $200 off participant price
  • Health Care Nonparticipants (organizations directly involved in the delivery of care): $3,700
  • Non-Health Care Organizations: Please call 888.739.7039 or email for pricing

Key Dates:

Participation opens: January 5, 2021
Deadline for early submission discount: March 2, 2021
Deadline for participation: April 2, 2021
Report publication: July 2021
Current status: Open for participation


If you have any questions about the survey, please contact our Survey Team by phone at 888.739.7039 or by email at

Note: The report is in electronic PDF format only. The data tables are available in Excel format.

Order the 2020 Advanced Practice Provider Compensation and Pay Practices Survey

The 2020 Survey Provides Invaluable Insight Into APP Compensation Levels, Trends and Practices

Demand for APPs, as well as an increase in salaries for this group, continues to rise. The 2020 Advanced Practice Provider Compensation and Pay Practices Survey provides the tools to systematically track and benchmark changes in this area, which in turn helps organizations in managing strategic and financial planning for continued growth and success.

More than 685 health systems, hospitals and physician group practices participated in the survey, submitting data for certified anesthesiologist assistants, certified nurse midwives, CRNAs, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, with data effective January 1, 2020. Not only does the survey provide base pay and cash compensation data for APPs, but it also includes data for pay practices such as on-call pay, pay for extra shifts and shift differentials, incentive plan design and supplemental benefits.

2020 Survey Costs:

  • 2020 Survey Participants: $925
  • 2020 Early Submission Discount: $200
  • Health Care Nonparticipants (organizations directly involved in the delivery of care): $3,700
  • Non-Health Care Organizations: Please call 888.739.7039 or email for pricing

Key Dates:

Survey data effective: January 1, 2020.


If you have any questions about the survey, please contact our Survey Team by phone at 888.739.7039 or by email at

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