Florida healthcare administrators made 95,810 according to 2020 US Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Unlike so much of the rest of the country which is scrambling to accommodate a growing aging population, Florida is a place that has had generations to work on building up a healthcare network that is capable of accommodating a large population of people dealing with the issues associated with aging. People over 60 make up nearly 23 percent of the 20 million state residents according to the state’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research.
That’s giving Florida a position on the cusp of a national trend in medicine that has healthcare facilities working with a growing population of elderly people who are getting increasingly older. While it fuels a large healthcare sector throughout the state it also creates unique challenges for healthcare administrators. In 2020 the state’s tally of 19,380 medical and health services managers netted a total of $2.1 billion in salaries.
Smart medical centers aren’t skimping on top talent. Many regions in Florida offer salaries well above the national averages for the role at every level.
Factors Driving Job Growth in Healthcare Administration
The number of medical and health services manager jobs in Florida is only growing. In Central Florida, Florida Hospital, Orlando Health, and the North Florida Division of HCA are all expanding aggressively in the west Orange, Osceola, and south Lake county areas, a pattern that is consistent across the state. In fact, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach region is in the top ten areas in the country for employment levels for the profession according to BLS.
The state’s Department of Economic Opportunity estimates a 25.6 percent increase in jobs for healthcare administrators in the state between 2016 and 2026, slightly above the national average. In a state this size, that amounts to 1,440 positions opening up annually during that period, a combination of new job creation and attrition in existing roles.
How Salaries Differ According to Experience and Location
There can be a considerable difference in salaries, as snapshots from the four largest metropolitan areas in the state illustrate:
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach
- 25th percentile: $69,330
- Median: $97,290
- 90th percentile: $198,690
- 25th percentile: $74,250
- Median: $99,490
- 90th percentile: $192,520
- 25th percentile: $69,490
- Median: $89,590
- 90th percentile: $175,250
- 25th percentile: $67,970
- Median: $95,840
- 90th percentile: $176,220
Florida is a big state in terms of both geography and population, so there are many unique regions in which medical administrators are in great demand. The full breakdown on employment levels and salaries can be found below.
2020 US Bureau of Labor Statistics salary figures for Medical and Health Services Managers.
Job growth projections sourced from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and published in the U.S. Department of Labor-funded Long Term Occupational Projections (2016-2026) database – https://projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm.
Salary figures and job market projections represent state data, not school-specific information.
Conditions in your area may vary. Data accessed August 2021.