Hospital Administrator Salary

Hospital Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $96K per year on average. Earnings sit near $49K on the lower side but can approach $175K per year on the higher side. Overall cash earnings for Hospital Administrators stretch from $49K on the lower end to $175K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $26K from bonuses and $16K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men make up a slight majority of Hospital Administrators (52 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$51,003 - $166,774
(Median)
$51K
$96K
$170K
MEDIAN: $96,180
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$11.92 - $45.30
(Median)
$12
$21
$45
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$51,003 - $166,774  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,614  
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).
)
$48,644 - $175,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 439
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $45.30  
   
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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,614  
   
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).
)
$48,644 - $175,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Hospital Administrator Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Hospital Administrators who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. 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. It is not unusual for someone who knows Human Resources to be familiar with Operations Management as well.

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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $75K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $98K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $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 $128K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Hospital Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$96,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Hospital Administrator Salaries


National Average
$96,000


People Management
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
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: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%
ADVERTISEMENT