The 2021 CPCA Compensation & Benefits Survey is Accepting Responses!

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The annual CPCA Compensation and Benefits Survey provides a comprehensive regional and statewide analysis of compensation and benefits within California community health centers (CHCs). The report includes detailed information that allows CHCs to assess healthcare market trends and compare data across executive, clinical, and administrative positions. New questions are included to evaluate the revised pay structures and benefits packages impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your Participation Matters
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the way CHCs structure their compensation and benefits packages to recruit and retain staff. Your participation ensures health centers receive a strategic decision-making tool that strengthens their compensation structures and benefits offerings.

Take the Survey
On August 09, each health center CEO, CFOs, and Human Resource Directors were sent a unique survey access link to participate in CPCA’s 2021 survey. If you need to retrieve your health center's personalized survey link, please contact Nicole Key, Senior Administrative Assistant at nkey@cpca.orgPlease contact our partner, Thomas Cummins with Gallagher Surveys, at should you have a question specific to the survey.

Survey Instructions

  • Informational Webinar Recording: CPCA hosted an instructional webinar on August 09, 2021 to walk CHCs through the process of completing the survey.  
  • Survey Outline: This resource outlines what data you will be asked to provide, which can help you collect information prior to completing the survey online.  
  • Frequently Asked Questions: This document includes a list of commonly asked questions based on CPCA’s experience in conducting this survey for several years.

2021 CPCA Workforce Development Survey Report -  Now Available! 

Thank you to the 85 health centers who participated in CPCA’s 2021 Workforce Development Survey. CPCA and Gallagher Surveys are pleased to present the results of the 2021 report which may serve as a valuable strategic leadership tool that offers nuanced information and key insights on workforce strategies BEYOND compensation and benefits.

NEW Reporting Structure & Layout
The 2021 Workforce Development Survey report has been significantly revised to include workforce data on year‐over‐year trends and insights on workforce priorities, challenges, and strategies leveraged by CHCs. The full results are comprise of two connected reports that coherently present the survey findings at the macro and micro level. The first, similar to previous versions, is in PDF format and displays data that reflect statewide results. The second report, made available through Excel, parses the statewide results by Full‐Time‐ Equivalency (FTE) and California regions.

Key Findings & Executive Summary
We invite you to review the report’s executive summary and watch the below webcast. Doing so will provide you with a window into workforce priorities and challenges reported by CHCs and key strategies included in the reports.

CPCA’s 2021 Workforce Development Survey statewide PDF and detailed Excel reports are available for FREE, to all participants.
Copies can also be purchased on CPCA’s Store.

2020 CPCA Compensation & Benefits Survey Report -  Now Available! 
The Compensation & Benefits Survey is conducted annually online to collect detailed information on compensation structures for executive, clinical, and administrative positions for California’s primary care community health centers (CHC).

THANK YOU to the health centers that completed  and participated in CPCA’s 2020 Compensation & Benefits Survey! Participating health centers received a free copy of the statewide report, an individualized report that compares their compensation against similarly sized clinics, and a copy of the aggregated compensation data for regional and industry benchmarking.All three reports were disseminated to participating clinics during CPCA’s 2020 Salary Survey results webinar, scheduled for Monday, November 9. Copies of the statewide report can also be purchased on CPCA’s Store.


Isaias Iniguez, Associate Director of Workforce Development & Special Populations