National Benchmarks

The most relevant staff compensation survey in the market, collecting compensation data on over 600 jobs. Published regionally for over 20 years, this now national survey provides cash compensation market data for health care staff.


What's New in 2021?

  • Streamlined questionnaire, including new market-trending questions in the pay range structure practices, pay range controls, professional ladder programs, pay increase practices, shift differentials and holiday premiums sections
  • Job list expanded to include over 200 new jobs, including nearly 75 manager and supervisor positions, over 25 nursing and technician positions and over 100 other individual contributor positions in 18 job families, focusing on more detailed jobs by setting such as the following:
    • Patient care aide – assisted/senior living, patient care aide – long-term care/skilled nursing
    • Patient care companion – assisted/senior living, patient care companion – long-term care/skilled nursing
    • Social worker (BSW) – assisted/senior living, social worker (BSW) – home health/hospice, social worker (BSW) – long-term care/skilled nursing
    • Social worker (MSW), social worker (MSW) – assisted/senior living, social worker (MSW) – home health/hospice, social worker – long-term care/skilled nursing

Survey Highlights

  • Market data tables by region, state and organization size, including hourly base rate and total cash compensation for individual contributors, supervisors and managers in clinical and nonclinical functions
  • Detailed on-call pay and shift differential data, including evening, night and weekend coverage
  • Compensation practices data on salary increases, new hire strategies, holiday premiums, weekend staffing programs, professional and clinical ladder programs, incentive programs and much more
  • Additional data on certification, charge, extra-shift, float pool and preceptor pay

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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.

2021 Health Care Staff 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 2020 Health Care Staff Compensation Survey

2020 Survey Costs:

Note: The 2020 report is provided in electronic format. The report will be distributed via an online download and contains data table results in Excel format as well as a PDF of the report. 


  • 2020 Survey Participants: $925
  • 2020 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:

Survey data effective: January 1, 2020.

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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