Rural Provider Compensation Survey

The First Annual Rural Provider Compensation Survey

Stroudwater Associates, in partnership with the NRHA, developed a physician and advanced practice provider compensation survey for rural organizations.

Representing over 6,000 rural providers, the results of the survey illustrate the enormous variability in provider pay across rural organizations and the pressing need for rural healthcare to align its provider pay to the organization’s goals.

The first-of-its-kind report provides a path forward for rural healthcare organizations by outlining provider compensation trends, best practices, and potential challenges leaders might face when it comes to recruiting and retaining top talent in rural.

Key Takeaways Include:

Request to Fill Out Next Year's Survey

The rural provider compensation survey will be conducted annually. Sign up to receive notifications when the next survey is available!


The results will be shared via white paper in early December 2023. 

The rural provider compensation survey will contain details around:

  • Primary care compensation based on respondent ranges
  • Types of compensations with amounts for CME
  • Student loan repayment
  • Relocation
  • Sign-on bonuses
  • And more

The first annual rural provider compensation survey received a total of 156 respondents from 42 states. These responses represented over 6,000 rural providers.

Fill out our interest form to receive the survey when it’s available.

The next survey will be published in early January 2024.