Hospital Administrator Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Hospital Administrator is $97,199 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Hospital Administrator Salary (?
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$53,199 - $174,453
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MEDIAN: $97,198
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Hospital Administrator Salary (?
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$12.36 - $45.30
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$53,199 - $174,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,808  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,866  
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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$49,106 - $181,066  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 468
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$11.63 - $33.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,808  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,866  
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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$49,106 - $181,066  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 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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Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Administrator

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

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
up arrow 29%
New York
up arrow 7%
Boston
up arrow 2%
National Average
$98,000
Houston
up arrow 18%
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Experience Affects Hospital Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
National Average
$98,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Hospital Administrator Salaries

National Average
$98,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

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