For Hospital Administrators, yearly average wages total $90K annually. Total cash earnings of Hospital Administrators range from $47K on the low end to $176K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $26K and $17K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Hospital Administrators is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent.

$50,481 - $173,396
(Median)
$50K
$90K
$170K
MEDIAN: $90,385
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$11.86 - $55.56
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$12
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$56
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$50,481 - $173,396  
   
Bonus
$483.39 - $25,584  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,114  
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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$47,314 - $175,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $55.56  
   
Overtime
$33.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$483.39 - $25,584  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,114  
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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$47,314 - $175,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $74K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $98K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Hospital Administrators make a median salary of $98K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $124K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$90,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Hospital Administrator Salaries


National Average
$90,000


People Management
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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