Hospital Administrator Salary

The average Hospital Administrator in the United States earns approximately $97K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $48K, and the higher rates verge on $177K per year. Total incomes of Hospital Administrators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $26K from bonuses and close to $12K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $48K and $177K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Hospital Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Hospital Administrators who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage.

$50,753 - $169,870

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$12.00 - $45.00

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$50,753 - $169,870  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,722  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,365  
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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$48,166 - $177,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 436
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $45.00  
   
Overtime
$11.63 - $33.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,722  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,365  
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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$48,166 - $177,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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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Hospital Administrators only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Human Resources, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management and Human Resources. Employees educated in Human Resources are typically practiced in Operations Management, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Administrator

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


Hospital Administrators with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. 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. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $127K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$97,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Hospital Administrator Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$97,000


People Management
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
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: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%
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