IHA’s Survey Solutions program provides regional compensation and benefits data for executive, administrative, department head and general staff level positions for acute care and non-acute care facilities across Upstate New York. Additional surveys are also conducted on turnover & vacancy rates, workforce productivity benchmarks, organized labor, and numerous other ad hoc surveys. IHA has conducted compensation and benefits surveys for more than 50 years and has the experience, in-depth knowledge, expertise, and ad hoc survey tools to conduct customized compensation and benefit surveys for its members and other organizations.
Each organization is provided a user-specific login and password to enter data and access results via a secure internet connection. Only organizations that participate may receive access to survey results. Refer to Survey Calendar above for data entry. Start dates, deadlines and result dates are also available.
ADMINISTRATIVE/DEPARTMENT HEAD SURVEY (Acute and Non-Acute facilities)
GENERAL STAFF SURVEY (Acute and Non-Acute facilities)
- Annual online data entry and reports
- Admin/Department Head survey collects data on 70 salaried positions
- General Staff survey collects data on 220 hourly positions
- Results for Department Head survey include: the number of facilities reporting; number of Employees, Current Salary: Lowest, 25%th Percentile, Median, Average, 75th Percentile, Highest, and the Low/High spread; and bonus compensation practices
- Results for the General Staff survey include: the number of facilities reporting; number of FTEs, the Average Minimum and Maximum Hourly Range; Current Hourly rate: Average Start Rate, Lowest, 25%th Percentile, Median, Average, 75th Percentile, Highest, and the Low/High spread, shift differential rates, and hours worked
- Summarized results for each survey are displayed in 4 categories: Bed Size — Operating Expense — # of FTEs – Regional Association
- Custom Cluster Reports are available for each survey in which the survey results are produced for a specific group of hospitals.
- Time Series – looks at 8 years of salary data for each job title for comparison purposes.
SEMI-ANNUAL “HOT” JOBS VACANCY / TURNOVER SURVEY (Acute Facilities)
- Semi-annual survey to look at vacancy rates and turnover for difficult to fill positions.
EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION SURVEY
- Coordinated and conducted with Pearl Meyer.
- This survey collects base salary and incentive information on several key Executive positions.
- Results include: Base Salary, total salary, Mean, 25th, 50th and 75th percentile, Low & High.
- Results are distributed electronically.
GENERAL BENEFITS SURVEY
- Annual survey
- Results are available online and summarized and categorized by region and # of FTEs.
- Data is compiled for 11 different benefits:
- Flexible Benefits/Day Care)
- Vacation Time
- Personal Leave Time
- Paid Sick Leave Days
- Paid Time Off
- Medical Insurances
- Life Insurance
- Pension Plans
- Tuition Assistance
- Total Benefits as % of Payroll
QUARTERLY PATIENT UTILIZATION REPORTS
IHA’s Quarterly Patient Utilization reports are compiled from data that member hospitals and health systems voluntarily submit to IHA each quarter. The data reports include:
- Outpatient Services
- Outpatient Clinic Visits
- Emergency Department Visits
- Observation & Urgent Care Visits
- Average Length of Stay by Unit
- Admissions, Discharges and Occupancy by Unit
- Alternate Level of Care
Statement of Antitrust Policies
IHA can help organizations safely obtain and distribute data within the Federal Safe Harbor guidelines. To preserve the integrity of the survey process and comply with antitrust laws, all data received by IHA from participating facilities will be treated as strictly confidential and will not be shared with any other outside entity or individual.
Participation by competing providers in surveys of salaries, wages or benefits of personnel, does not necessarily raise antitrust concerns. In fact, such surveys can have significant benefits for health care consumers. Providers can use information derived from compensation and benefit surveys to offer compensation and benefits that attract highly qualified personnel. However, information exchanges among competing providers should fall within an Antitrust Safety Zone, where the following conditions are satisfied:
- The surveys are managed by a third-party, like a trade association;
- The information provided by survey participants is based on data more than 3 months old;
- There are at least 5 providers reporting data and no individual provider’s data represents more than 25% on a weighted basis of that statistic; and
- Any information disseminated is sufficiently aggregated such that it would not allow recipients to identify the prices charged or compensation paid by any particular provider.