Benchmarking Data for Hospitals and Health Systems

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 28th year, this survey provides critical benchmarking data on executive compensation trends and pay practices and is the largest of its kind for hospitals and health systems nationwide.


Survey Highlights

  • Data from over 2,325 organizations representing more than 45,850 executives and managers
  • Over 300 system jobs and 230 hospital jobs reported
  • 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

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*Participants of this survey will also receive a complimentary copy of the Benefits Practices in Hospitals and Health Systems Survey Report if all sections of that survey are completed (executive, physician and employee).

2020 Manager and Executive Compensation in Hospitals and Health Systems Survey


2020 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:


  • 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:

Participation opens: January 7, 2020
Deadline for early submission discount: March 6, 2020
Deadline for participation: April 3, 2020
Report publication: July 2020
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 Manager and Executive Compensation in Hospitals and Health Systems 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
  • For more information or to request a custom report, click here.

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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