Home 2022 Compensation & Career Guide Survey Results This year’s first: What APPs are earning

This year’s first: What APPs are earning

August 2022

THE 2022 TODAY’S HOSPITALIST Compensation & Career survey features this first: We asked advanced practice providers (APPs) to complete our survey. While we don’t have any comparison data from other years to compare their replies to, the answers that APPs gave us shine a broad light on an increasingly important group of hospital medicine providers. Please view Today’s Hospitalist’s slide show below for more detailed data.

• Total pay. First, their compensation: APPs reported receiving a median comp in 2021 of just about $151,000 (with $150,967 being the mean). Moreover, 87% of respondents reported earning between $100,000 and $199,000, with fewer than 10% (8.7%) saying they earned $200,000 or more. Only 4.3% reported earning less than $100,000 annually.

 • Pay raises. More than half of all APP hospitalists got a raise between 2021 and 2022, with the majority (53%) saying they saw a pay hike which, on average, was 15.5%. But 10% said they saw their pay go down in 2021 and 37% reported that their pay stayed the same. Another 37% said they’d received a pandemic-related bonus in 2021, with the mean amount being $2,963.

• Experience pays. If you want to hire an APP with extensive hospital medicine experience, it will cost you. For respondents who said they’d worked in hospital medicine for 10 years or more, mean pay in 2021 was $198,485. (That group made up about 30% of all respondents.) Not surprisingly, those working in the same position for 10 or more years made even more: a mean of $215,777.

Mean pay for APPs working four years or fewer in hospital medicine was $130,613, while APPs earned $140,068 (mean) if they’d been in the same position four years or fewer. Mean comp for those working between five and nine years in hospital medicine was $166,267.

• Working in the ICU pays well too. Among APP respondents, about 30% reported working in the ICU. They had a healthy increase in pay over their colleagues who don’t work in the ICU, a mean of $166,462 vs. $144,890.

• Impact of workloads and extra shifts. As for comp related to higher workloads: APPs who reported 13 or more patient encounters per shift earned a mean of $177,966 vs. $150,377 for those with between six and 12 encounters per day.

And while 24% of APPs said they didn’t earn additional income in 2021 from extra shifts, 21% reported that pay from extra shifts made up between 10% and 15% of their income last year—and 17% said it contributed 16% of their income or more.

Want to know more? An executive summary of advanced practice provider survey results is available for purchase here.

For more in this series, click here.

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