Health systems’ minimum wage skyrockets


The percentage of healthcare organizations with an internal minimum wage of $15 or higher increased significantly over the last year, according to the “2022 Health Care Staff Compensation Survey” from SullivanCotter.

In 2021, less than 30 percent of healthcare organizations had an internal minimum wage of $15 per hour or more; this year, nearly 70 percent do. Some health systems are increasing the internal minimum wage to stay competitive amid staffing shortages and rising inflation. Others are increasing hourly rates as a result of union negotiations.

Health systems reported large increases in overall staff salaries, wages and benefits this year, and many expect to see increases in 2023 as well.

Here is how the internal minimum wage rates changed over the last year:

1. Less than $10 per hour
2021: 2.9 percent
2022: 2.2 percent

2. $10 per hour
2021: 14.7 percent
2022: 5 percent

3. $11 per hour
2021: 13.7 percent
2022: 3.9 percent

4. $12 per hour
2021: 12.7 percent
2022: 7.8 percent

5. $13 per hour
2021: 12.7 percent
2022: 6.1 percent

6. $14 per hour
2021: 14.7 percent
2022: 5.6 percent

7. $15 per hour
2021: 26.5 percent
2022: 53.9 percent

8. More than $15 per hour
2021: 2 percent
2022: 15.6 percent

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