Salary Guide: Health Care Administrators

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Health Care Administrators coordinate health and medical services in hospitals, clinics, and public health agencies. This term can include Medical and Health Service Managers. Typically, these positions require advanced degrees. Nationwide there are nearly 290,000 Health Care Administrators who earn an average salary of $93,670.

Health Care Administrator positions typically require a master’s degree though a bachelor’s degree is sometimes sufficient for entry-level positions at smaller institutions. All states require Health Care Administrators to hold at least a bachelor’s degree, complete an approved training program, pass a licensing exam, and pursue continuing education.

Explore Healthcare Administrator education programs in your area or online.

Salaries by State (mean annual wage)

Alabama: $89,420
Alaska: $94,000
Arizona: $87,380
Arkansas: $77,530
California: $105,190
Colorado: $95,400
Connecticut: $107,380
Delaware: $101,570
District of Columbia: $98,770
Florida: $99,780
Georgia: $85,570
Hawaii: $98,380
Idaho: $75,500
Illinois : $94,760
Indiana: $78,790
Iowa: $75,870
Kansas: $81,650
Kentucky: $81,460
Louisiana: $81,200
Maine: $79,520
Maryland: $98,010
Massachusetts: $112,670
Michigan: $85,980
Minnesota: $99,180
Mississippi: $76,900
Missouri: $77,000
Montana: $73,640
Nebraska: $80,940
Nevada: $92,020
New Hampshire: $94,340
New Jersey: $106,870
New Mexico: $102,700
New York: $108,090
North Carolina: $92,110
North Dakota: $72,430
Ohio: $84,510
Oklahoma: $70,330
Oregon: $99,200
Pennsylvania: $88,820
Rhode Island: $109,580
South Carolina: $81,560
South Dakota: $83,350
Tennessee: $79,040
Texas: $90,070
Utah: $92,590
Vermont: $101,640
Virginia: $94,330
Washington: $109,670
West Virginia: $76,740
Wisconsin: $91,190
Wyoming: $72,980

Salaries in Top 20 Metro Areas (mean annual wage)

1. New York City: $115,160
2. Los Angeles: $104,120
3. Chicago: $104,170
4. Dallas – Forth Worth: $95,500
5. Philadelphia: $98,360
6. Houston: $97,790
7. Washington DC: $101,460
8. Miami: $108,190
9. Atlanta: $90,000
10. Boston: $115,290
11. San Francisco: $109,340
12. Detroit: $90,540
13. Riverside: $98,320
14. Phoenix: $87,340
15. Seattle: $115,250
16. Minneapolis: $104,480
17. San Diego: $114,610
18. St. Louis: $80,800
19. Tampa: $99,450
20. Baltimore: $91,300

  • All statistics calculated by the US Department of Labor, May 2010.
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