Health Care Administrator Salary

A Health Care Administrator earns an average salary of $56,788 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$34,044 - $97,344
$34K
$57K
$97K
MEDIAN: $56,788
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50%
90%

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$12.04 - $35.64
$12
$19
$36
MEDIAN: $18.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$34,044 - $97,344  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,974 - $96,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $35.64  
   
Overtime
$0.07 - $49.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,974 - $96,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Job Description for Health Care Administrator

The work of health care administrators is crucial to the futures of the facilities they manage, as well as the health care system overall. Today, an estimated 300,000 people serve in health administration; they are the heads of hospitals, nursing homes, physical group practices, and home heath agencies. Managing so many specialized groups within a hospital can be a daunting task, and as such diplomacy and strong social skills are keys to success in this field. Health care administrators must also provide careful budgeting, establish health care standards, and make strategic policy decisions and general staff decisions.

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Health Care Administrator Tasks

  • Lead clinical and business professionals, and liaise to explain needs, improve clinical quality, and increase growth.
  • Oversee staffing including hiring, training, evaluation, and reviews.
  • Market and conduct market analysis to understand growth and revenue drivers and motivations.
  • Manage all financial operations, such as daily and annual reporting.

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Pay by Experience Level for Health Care Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Health Care Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Care Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 147 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Care Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Health Care Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 40 salaries. A Health Care Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,483

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Health Care Administrator Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Health Care Administrator?

Health Care Administrator in Gooding:
"Just how stressful and time consuming it would be."
Do a lot of research before signing on and go and follow an administrators for a few weeks before making your decision.

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Key Stats for Health Care Administrator

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Health Care Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

Experienced
▲42%

Mid-Career
▲17%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 21%