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Hospital Administrator Salary

Median pay for Hospital Administrators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $97K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $48K and $176K per year. Total cash earnings of Hospital Administrators range from $48K on the low end to $176K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $25K and $16K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men working as Hospital Administrators who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. Work is enjoyable for Hospital Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage.

$51,107 - $168,310
(Median)
$51K
$97K
$170K
MEDIAN: $96,955
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50%
90%

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$11.84 - $45.62
(Median)
$12
$20
$46
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$51,107 - $168,310  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,476  
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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$48,441 - $176,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 448
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $45.62  
   
Overtime
$11.63 - $33.72  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,476  
   
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).
)
$48,441 - $176,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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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Typical Hospital Administrators report a focused set of job skills. Operations Management and Human Resources are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Human Resources. Aptitude in Human Resources tends to also indicate an understanding of Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Administrator

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


Hospital Administrators with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $75K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $98K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $115K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $133K on average.

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Experience Affects Hospital Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

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


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
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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