Hospital Administrator Salary

An average Hospital Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $96K annually. Earnings sit near $48K on the lower side but can approach $177K per year on the higher side. Total cash compensation to Hospital Administrators approaches anywhere from $48K on the lower end to $177K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $26K from bonuses and upwards of $16K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Hospital Administrators are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Hospital Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$50,645 - $169,744
(Median)
$51K
$96K
$170K
MEDIAN: $96,081
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$11.92 - $45.30
(Median)
$12
$21
$45
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$50,645 - $169,744  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,614  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $16,000  
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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$48,395 - $177,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$11.63 - $33.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,614  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $16,000  
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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$48,395 - $177,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Job Description for Hospital Administrator

A hospital administrator makes sure that the operations of a hospital are running smoothly. The hospital administration will also oversee financial aspects of the hospital. This may involve overseeing a staff of a few hundred to a few thousand people.

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Hospital Administrator Tasks

  • Liaise with external entities like regulatory bodies, the press, the community, and scientists.
  • Direct and coordinate departments to formulate specific goals and to reach organization-wide goals.
  • Manage daily operations of a hospital and supervise staff.
  • Set budget goals and costs for service, and direct fundraising and fees for special cases.

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Job skills reported by Hospital Administrators are limited. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Human Resources, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management and Human Resources. Human Resources and Operations Management are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Hospital Administrators, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $75K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $98K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $113K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $129K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$96,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Hospital Administrator Salaries


National Average
$96,000


People Management
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%
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