US Clinical Pay Practices Survey

Optimize your compensation strategy to attract and retain top talent

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2.3 million new jobs are projected in the healthcare field by 2026 according to the Bureau of Labor Statics. And yet, with low unemployment rates already, many healthcare providers will likely not have access to enough skilled workers to fill the demand. To help your organization stand out from the crowd now and prepare for the future, you need a robust and competitive compensation strategy that helps you attract and retain the right talent.

The US Clinical Pay Practices Survey will help your organization develop and optimize a robust compensation strategy that goes beyond base pay. Benchmark your talent strategy to 82 organizations across the country for key features including:

  • Home Health/Traveling Workers
  • Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Policies including Specialty Pay
  • Preceptor Pay
  • Retention/Recruiting/Hiring
  • Shift differentials
  • Stand-By, On-Call, Call-In Pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Career Ladders
  • Voluntary and Involuntary Turnover
Are you ready to optimize your compensation strategy?

Survey Details At a Glance

  • Product Details
  • 2019 Participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Sample Report
  • Participating Companies
  • Related Articles


This compensation survey contains data for the most common healthcare clinical pay practices, along with information for managed care organizations and registered nurses.

Survey results are delivered in a published PDF to your account under My Downloads.

Salary Survey Methodology

Mercer surveys are designed using the most accurate and up-to-date market data practices. Data is collected from HR professionals at participating organizations and then analyzed for validity, thoroughness, and market representation based on the organization's size, structure, geographic region, or a combination of these factors. A minimum number of incumbents, organizations, and distinct organizations are required in order to report each data element. If minimums are not met, the market data is suppressed, ensuring you the highest level of data confidentiality.

Product Details

Survey Stats

  • # Participants: 82

Based on data from the 2018 US Clinical Pay Practices Survey.

Data Analyzed

  • Exempt and Non-Exempt Pay
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Home Health/ Traveling Workers
  • Inclement Weather
  • Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Policies including Specialty Pay
  • Physicians Policies
  • Preceptor Pay
  • Retention/Recruiting/Hiring
  • RN Policies
  • Salary Review/Budgets
  • Shift Differentials
  • Short-term Incentive/Bonus
  • Stand-by, On-Call, Call-In Pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Career Ladders
  • Voluntary and Involuntary Turnover

2019 Participation

Data Submission Tools

Participate Online

To become a survey participant, download the compensation questionnaire above, review and complete the questionnaire, and then submit. It's that simple! We understand the level of sensitivity in the data provided and will hold your data in the strictest confidence.

2019 Participation is now open!

Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. To participate in the 2019 survey, please submit your completed questionnaire before the deadline. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

  • A discount on survey results!
  • An exclusive invitation to survey events - attend results webcasts and meetings where Mercer consultants will review the results and identify market trends and factors. You'll also be able to ask questions directly related to your organization.
  • Ensure your data is included in the market results - easily determine your market position with a published PDF to compare your company data to your peers.

2019 Survey Schedule

Participation opens: June 4
Participation closes: July 22
Results available: August

Participation Webcasts

To better understand the submission process, as well as the survey data collected, attend a participation webcast: US Webcasts & Events

2019 Pricing

2019 US Clinical Pay Practices Survey — USD 700

2019 US Clinical Pay Practices Survey — USD 2,100



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  • 2018 results now available.

Survey Schedule

  • Participation Opens: June 4
  • Participation Deadline: July 22
  • Report Available: August

Sample Report

Sample Report

View a sample report of this survey for a glimpse at what’s included.

Participating Companies

  • Atrium Health
  • Banner Health
  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • Beacon Health System
  • BJC HealthCare
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Rhode Island
  • Central Maine Healthcare
  • Chapters Health System
  • Cigna
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Compassus Hospice
  • Emory Healthcare
  • Essentia Health
  • Franciscan Alliance
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • Froedtert Health
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Highmark Health
  • Hospital Sisters Health System
  • Humana Inc.
  • Inova Health System
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
  • Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
  • Magellan Healthcare
  • Mary Washington Healthcare
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Med Center Health
  • Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
  • Memorial Health System - Illinois
  • Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
  • Mercy Health
  • Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN)
  • MidMichigan Health
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Northeast Georgia Health System
  • Northern Arizona Healthcare
  • Northside Hospital
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Option Care Enterprises
  • Palos Community Hospital
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System
  • Premise Health
  • Princeton Community Hospital
  • Renaissance Management Company
  • Renown Health
  • Samaritan Health Services
  • Sanford Health
  • Sentara Healthcare
  • Sharecare, Inc.
  • Specialty Care
  • Springfield Clinic
  • SSM Health
  • St Francis Hospital
  • Tandem Hospital Partners
  • Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Texas Health Resources
  • The Children’s Mercy Hospital - Kansas City
  • The Christ Hospital
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Truman Medical Centers
  • UCLA Health System
  • UF Health Shands Hospital
  • UMass Memorial Health Care
  • UNC Health Care System
  • University of Chicago Medicine
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
  • University of Virginia Health System
  • University of Wisconsin (UW) Health
  • Valley Children’s Hospital
  • WellStar Health System
  • Westchester Medical Center (WMC) Health
  • Williamson Medical Center

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