Hospital Administrator Salary

Hospital Administrators in the United States pull down an average of $89K annually. Cash earnings for Hospital Administrators — including $26K in bonuses and $30K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $47K to $176K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Hospital Administrators is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent.

$49,906 - $172,452
$50K
$89K
$170K
MEDIAN: $89,088
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50%
90%

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$12.06 - $53.72
$12
$21
$54
MEDIAN: $21.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$49,906 - $172,452  
   
Bonus
$202.73 - $25,713  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,000  
Total Pay (?
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$47,006 - $176,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 345
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $53.72  
   
Overtime
$33.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$202.73 - $25,713  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,000  
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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$47,006 - $176,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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

  • Manage daily operations of a hospital and supervise staff.
  • Set budget goals and costs for service, and direct fundraising and fees for special cases.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Hospital Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Hospital Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 175 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hospital Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 106 salaries. An experienced Hospital Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 122 salaries. A Hospital Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 73 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,413

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Hospital Administrators, 34 percent above the national average. Hospital Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+15 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and Boston (+13 percent). Hospital Administrators in Washington take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 23 percent less than the national average.

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Key Stats for Hospital Administrator

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Hospital Administrator Salaries

▲39%

▲10%

▲6%

National Average
$88,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Hospital Administrator Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲41%


National Average
$88,000

People Management
▼12%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 9%