Hospital Administrator Salary

Hospital Administrators in the United States pull down an average of $90K per year. Total cash compensation to Hospital Administrators approaches anywhere from $46K on the lower end to $176K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $26K from bonuses and upwards of $30K from profit sharing. Location and career length 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 more than half. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. The majority of Hospital Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$50,141 - $174,464
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$90K
$170K
MEDIAN: $90,133
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$11.38 - $50.98
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MEDIAN: $20.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$50,141 - $174,464  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $25,713  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,201  
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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$45,804 - $175,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.38 - $50.98  
   
Overtime
$19.63 - $49.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$304.10 - $25,713  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $30,201  
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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$45,804 - $175,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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

  • 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.


For many Hospital Administrators, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $72K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $95K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Hospital Administrators make $98K following one to two decades on the job. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $122K.

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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 39 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

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$89,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Hospital Administrator Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲66%


National Average
$89,000

People Management
▼13%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 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%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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