Hospital Administrator Salary

The average Hospital Administrator in the United States earns approximately $96K per year. Pay generally varies between $48K and $177K per year. Final cash compensation to Hospital Administrators varies from around $48K to approximately $177K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $25K and $12K, respectively. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hospital Administrators. Men make up a slight majority of Hospital Administrators (51 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage.

$50,715 - $171,980
(Median)
$51K
$96K
$170K
MEDIAN: $96,336
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50%
90%

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$12.67 - $55.75
(Median)
$13
$21
$56
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$50,715 - $171,980  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,852  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,365  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$48,103 - $177,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 474
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.67 - $55.75  
   
Overtime
$14.06 - $34.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,852  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,365  
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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$48,103 - $177,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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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Hospital Administrators report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Human Resources, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management and Human Resources. Human Resources and Operations Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Administrator

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


Hospital Administrators generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $76K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $99K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $114K. Hospital Administrators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $124K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$96,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Hospital Administrator Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$96,000


People Management
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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