Hospital Administrator Salary

Hospital Administrators in the United States pull down an average of $88K per year. Total incomes of Hospital Administrators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $25K from bonuses and close to $31K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $46K and $175K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Hospital Administrators is high. Women Hospital Administrators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$49,952 - $176,060
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$88K
$180K
MEDIAN: $88,019
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$12.63 - $53.72
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$54
MEDIAN: $24.02
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$0$179K
Salary $49,952 - $176,060
Bonus $0.00 - $25,905
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $30,913
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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$45,720 - $179,642
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 355
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $12.63 - $53.72
Overtime $22.15 - $49.66
Annual Data $0$179K
Bonus $0.00 - $25,905
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $30,913
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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$45,720 - $179,642
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 43

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

  • Manage daily operations of a hospital and supervise staff.
  • Set budget goals and costs for service, and direct fundraising and fees for special cases.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Hospital Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Hospital Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 175 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hospital Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 106 salaries. An experienced Hospital Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 122 salaries. A Hospital Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 73 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,169

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Hospital Administrators, 35 percent higher than the national average. Hospital Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+16 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), and Boston (+14 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Hospital Administrator's salary, with Washington Hospital Administrators earning salaries that are 23 percent less than the national average.

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Key Stats for Hospital Administrator

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Hospital Administrator Salaries

▲41%

▲12%

▲8%

National Average
$87,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Hospital Administrator Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲43%


National Average
$87,000

People Management
▼11%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 13%