15 Statistics on Healthcare Leader Compensation

Here are 15 statistics about compensation of various types of hospital leaders, including leaders of non-profit hospitals and CEOs with clinical backgrounds.

Healthcare organization leaders

1. Median compensation of non-physician CEOs in healthcare organizations was $259,302 in 2009.
2. Median compensation of physician CEOs in healthcare organizations was $417,934.
3. Median compensation of CFOs in healthcare organizations was $197,447.
4. Median compensation of COOs in healthcare organizations was $210,000.
5. Median compensation of CIOs in healthcare organizations was $153,087.

Non-profit hospital leaders


Persons listed as "CEO" or "chief executive officer" were treated as top management officials by the survey. If no person was listed in either position, persons listed as "president," "executive director" or "administrator" were treated as the top management officials.

Average salary by hospital revenue:

6. Revenue under $25 million — $149,700
7. Revenue between $25 and $100 million — $289,600
8. Revenue between $100 and $250 million — $465,300
9. Revenue between $250 and 500 million — $642,100
10. Revenue over $500 million — $877,200

Physician CEOs


11. Median compensation of physician CEOs and presidents working at academic medical centers was $672,000.

12. Median compensation of physician CEOs and presidents working at government facilities was $185,000.

13. Median compensation of physician CEOs and presidents working at health system corporate offices was $400,910.

14. Median compensation of physician CEOs and presidents working at hospitals was $367,500.

15. Median compensation of physician CEOs and presidents working at physician-hospital organizations was $395,000.

Sources:
1-5: 2009 AMGA Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey.
6-10: Internal Revenue Service's Exempt Organizations Hospital Compliance Project Final Report.
11-15: 2009 Physician Executive Compensation Survey by Cejka Search and the American College of Physician Executives.

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