Survey Redesign

Health Care Management and Executive Compensation

Our Manager and Executive Compensation in Hospitals and Health Systems Survey has undergone a number of changes for 2021 to reflect the evolving structures and business models of health care organizations over the past several years. To represent these changes, this survey has been renamed the Health Care Management and Executive Compensation Survey.

What's New in 2021?


  • Refreshed position listing and reporting categories (i.e., parent and subsidiaries) to represent more contemporary structures and positions, including emerging jobs
  • Simplified job structures for consistent leveling across entities (e.g., the president/CEO position corresponds to the system CEO, entity leader and so forth)
  • Additional questions focused on compensation philosophy changes to identify market trends
  • New focus on independent and owned health plans

Benchmarking Data for Health Care Organizations

As the health care industry undergoes unprecedented transformation, the role of the reform-era executive is now more complex and demanding than ever. Developing competitive compensation programs that attract, motivate and retain key executive talent is critical and remains a top priority for health care organizations nationwide. Now in its 29th year, this survey provides critical benchmarking data on executive compensation trends and pay practices and is the largest of its kind for health care organizations nationwide.

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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

  • Data from over 2,800 organizations representing more than 42,500 executives and managers
  • Base salary, total cash compensation and total direct compensation
  • Annual and long-term incentive plan design, including performance measures, eligibility and target and maximum opportunity awards paid
  • National compensation data reported by organization type and size
  • Compensation data reported by region and subregion for hospitals
  • Featured in Modern Healthcare’s annual executive compensation issue

2021 Health Care Management and Executive Compensation Survey


2021 Survey Participation Is Closed

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 surveys@sullivancotter.com 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 surveys@sullivancotter.com 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: Closed for participation


Questions?

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

Order the 2021 Health Care Management and Executive Compensation Survey

2021 Survey Costs:


  • 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 surveys@sullivancotter.com for pricing
  • For more information or to request a custom report, please contact us for details.

Key Dates:

Survey data effective: January 1, 2021.

Questions?

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

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