Hawaii’s healthcare administrators get the best of both worlds: a job in paradise, and a median salary that tops the national average by over $20,000, coming in at $124,850 a year according to 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. Those in the 75th percentile also do better than their counterparts on the national stage, earning $159,360 annually.
In return for those above-average paychecks, healthcare administrators in the state know how to deliver the goods. Hawaiians not only live longer than the national average, but also enjoy that healthy longevity at a lower cost than in any other state, with per capita spending only amounting to $3,626 annually according to numbers from the Health Care Cost Institute.
Factors Driving Job Growth for Healthcare Administrators in Hawaii
According to the University of Hawai’i Office of the Vice President for Community Colleges, jobs in the state’s healthcare sector totaled 80,174 in 2021.
The Hawaii State Workforce Infonet projects that healthcare administration jobs will expand by about 16 percent in the decade between 2018 and 2028. The net results of the expansion will be 180 openings per year between newly created jobs and turnover in existing roles.
How Experience and Location Affect the Salaries of Healthcare Administrators in Hawaii
Although the state median is high, there are clear divisions in compensation levels for healthcare administrators across Hawaii based on where they work and the level of employment. At the low end, administrators in rural Hawaii earn $81,410 in the 25th percentile in the 2020 BLS numbers. At the same time, in downtown Honolulu, the 75th percentile of managers are brushing $160,310 a year.
- 25thpercentile: $103,970
- Median: $126,780
- 90thpercentile: –
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area
- 25thpercentile: $81,410
- Median: $104,370
- 90thpercentile: $183,230
- 25thpercentile: $103,270
- Median: $129,760
- 90thpercentile: $197,680
The full breakdown for employment and salary levels for the three Hawaiian BLS regions are below:
2020 US Bureau of Labor Statistics salary figures for Medical and Health Services Managers.
Job growth projections sourced from the Hawaii Workforce Infonet and published in the U.S. Department of Labor-funded Long Term Occupational Projections (2018-2028) 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.