Healthcare Administrator Salary

The average Healthcare Administrator Salary is calculated by the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics from a variety of sources. Healthcare Administrators work in a number of settings including hospitals, clinics and schools. The salary of Healthcare Administrators varies depending on the location and the setting. The assumption was made that the Healthcare Administrators reflected here were working an average of 40 hours per week with a total of 2080 hours per year.

Other titles for this occupation include Medical and Health Services Managers, and healthcare executives.


Healthcare Administrators mean or average salary is $43 per hour. The lowest 10% earn $26  per hour and those in the upper 10% earn more than $72.00 per hour.


On an annual basis the median Healthcare Administrator salary is $89440. The lowest 10% earn $54,080 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $149,760 per year. These salaries are calculated as a mean or average.

Lowest and Highest Healthcare Administrator Salary

The lowest paid Healthcare Administrators earn less than $55,000 annually while the highest paid Healthcare Administrators earn as much as $250,000 per year if they achieve CEO level.

Healthcare Administrator Salary: Median Hourly & Annual Data

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Top 5 States

The best paying states are New York $114,550, California $113,810, Connecticut $111,680, Rhode Island $110,930, and New Jersey $110,340.  

Top 5 Metropolitan Areas

The five highest paying cities are San Jose CA $133,390, Lawrence MA $132,740, Reading PA $128,240, Santa Cruz CA $125,590, and Medford OR $125,160

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Other Industries that Employ Healthcare Administrators

The majority are employed in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.  A small number of healthcare administrators work in electronic instrument design, computer systems design, real estate, professional organizations, and electronic shopping or mail-order houses. A small number work for state or federal government.

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Employment Data

According to the US Department of Labor nationally there are over 293,000  Healthcare administrators who earn a salary through being employed.

Where They Work

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that  of the Healthcare administrators or managers who work in the US; over 112,000 works in hospitals, 29,800 work in physicians’ offices or clinics, 20,050 work in nursing care facilities, 17,200 work in home health care and 16,000 work in outpatient care centers.

Private Practice vs. Employment

Healthcare Administrators are typically considered managers and range from mid-level to Hospital CEO. Some companies specialize in providing health care administration and will often contract with hospitals to provide the upper level management team.

Opportunities exist to become self employed by becoming a consultant or starting a healthcare services business.


Fringe benefits will vary depending on business size and other factors. Typically fringe benefits can add the equivalent of another 20 to 30 percent to your total compensation package.  This occupation frequently earns bonuses which range from 1% to 10% of the salary.

United Kingdom (UK)[1]

Current starting salary for the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme is approximately £22,444, excluding London allowance. Graduates also receive study leave and National Health Service (NHS) pension entitlement. Private sector management training schemes tend to pay slightly more.

First post salary varies according to the position, but the average within the NHS is between £27,000 and £37,000. Typical NHS salaries start at Band 6 or 7 (£25,783 - £30,764) on the Agenda for Change pay scale. The most senior roles within the NHS rise to band 9 (£77,850 - £98,453). Salaries in the private sector may be slightly higher.


Healthcare administration job salary ranges from $35,568 to $95,000 and the median salary is expected to be around $57,570.


Healthcare administration job salary ranges from $35,000 to $105,000 and the median salary is expected to be around $70,000.

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