Healthcare Manager Salary (United States)

Healthcare Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $61,410 per year. Pay generally spreads from $37,237 to $95,039 per year. Total cash compensation varies from around $39,684 to approximately $94,069; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $9,498 and $42K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision insurance. Most Healthcare Managers are women (77 percent). Work is enjoyable for the better half of Healthcare Managers who claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Healthcare Manager Salary (?
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$39,684 - $94,069
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MEDIAN: $62,771
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Healthcare Manager Salary (?
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$12.16 - $34.52
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,684 - $94,069  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,498  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $41,500  
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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$37,237 - $95,039  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $34.52  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $64.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,498  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $41,500  
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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$37,237 - $95,039  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Job Description for Healthcare Manager

A healthcare manager is responsible for ensuring that a clinic’s goals align with their budget, the needs of the community, and the goals of the facility's practitioners. They do this by making business decisions and creating plans that help the facility reach those goals. Other duties performed by healthcare managers include working with medical staff leaders to plan ongoing and daily responsibilities such as department budgets, medical equipment, and supply needs, as well as following up on any issues related to overall operations. They need to be able to maintain good relationships with nurses, physicians, and other facility staff.
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Healthcare Manager Tasks
  • Formulate business strategies and coordinate day-to-day business.
  • Direct or conduct recruitment, hiring and training of personnel.
  • Manage patient information and databases, ensuring that they are accurate and available only to authorized personnel.
  • Plan, implement and administer programs and services in a health care facility or medical business.
  • Provide medical expertise in implementing reimbursement policies.

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Popular Skills for Healthcare Manager

Survey takers who work as Healthcare Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Budget Management, Project Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 23 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Operations Management indicates knowledge of Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Healthcare Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries start at $53K, which grows to $68K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $68K. Following a couple decades of work, Healthcare Managers watch their salaries dip to an average of $68K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 26 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 10 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$61,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Healthcare Managers, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 40 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Dallas, Houston, Detroit, and Chicago, where Healthcare Managers typically earn around 35 percent, 30 percent, 4 percent, and 3 percent more than usual. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 17 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Healthcare Manager Salaries

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$61,000
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Skills That Affect Healthcare Manager Salaries

Budget Management
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Project Management
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People Management
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$61,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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