Average Hospital Administrator Salary

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The average salary for a Hospital Administrator is $87,873.
MEDIAN $87,873
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$50k - $165k
$412 - $25k
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$98 - $21k
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$45k - $173k

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Job Description for Hospital Administrator

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.

Career Paths

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Hospital Administrator
Veterinary Practice Manager
Regional Operations Director
Practice Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Hospital Administrator

Skills in Operations Management, Strategic Planning and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Administration and Human Resources (HR).

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Administrator

An entry-level Hospital Administrator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $63,616 based on 46 salaries. An early career Hospital Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,025 based on 177 salaries. A mid-career Hospital Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,739 based on 140 salaries. An experienced Hospital Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,549 based on 187 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $115,709.
Employees with Hospital Administrator in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 19.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (13.8% more) and Houston, Texas (10.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (20.3% less), Seattle, Washington (17.5% less) and Dallas, Texas (9.5% less).

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