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By Ashley Henshaw


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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