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Hospital Administrator Salary

Pay for Hospital Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $97K annually. Compensation ranges between $49K and $181K per year. Total incomes of Hospital Administrators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $27K from bonuses and close to $20K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $49K and $181K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Hospital Administrators are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance.
$51,822 - $172,798
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MEDIAN: $97,189
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$11.92 - $45.30
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$51,822 - $172,798  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,808  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,574  
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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$48,638 - $180,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 461
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$6.00 - $33.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,808  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,574  
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).
)
$48,638 - $180,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Job Description for Hospital Administrator

Hospital administrators are responsible for the smooth operation of daily hospital activity. They manage the daily operations of a hospital and they supervise staff. An administrator must direct and coordinate departments to formulate specific goals and to reach organization-wide goals. They liaise with regulatory bodies, the press, the community and scientists. Hospital administrators also set budget goals and costs for service as well as direct fundraising and fees for special cases. They interact and work with physicians, nurses, orderlies, assistants, lawyers, ethicists and patients. As such, administrators must be professional and aware of who they are interacting with at all times. This is to ensure the most efficient working environment for physicians as well as the most comfortable environment for patients.

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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Operations Management and Human Resources are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human Resources. Experience with Human Resources is often linked with knowledge of Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Administrator

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Hospital Administrators. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $75K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $98K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $116K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $135K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$97,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Hospital Administrator Salaries


National Average
$97,000

Human Resources
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%