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9 statistics on executive pay based on size, type of hospital

CEOs, CFOs and COOs saw increases in total cash compensation across different sizes and types of hospitals and health systems from 2016 to 2017, with the highest median compensation increases among COOs of independent health systems, according to a SullivanCotter report.

SullivanCotter gathered data from more than 2,000 organizations, which represented approximately 30,000 executives and managers, to report on increases in total cash compensation for executives in different sizes and types of hospitals and health systems.

Here are nine statistics on hospital and health system executive pay, listed according to the median increase in total cash compensation for each executive from 2016-17.  

Independent health systems:

CEO — 4.6 percent

CFO — 4.6 percent

COO — 4.9 percent

Independent hospitals:

CEO — 3 percent

CFO — 3.2 percent

COO — 2.7 percent

System-owned hospitals:

CEO — 1.8 percent

CFO — 2 percent

COO — 2.9 percent

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