According to a 2014 report published by the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, the median salary among healthcare administrators in Hawaii was $104,500. This was 12.6% higher than the national median for this profession.
Experienced healthcare administrators in Hawaii earned twice as much on average as their colleagues who were new to the profession. Healthcare administrators in Hawaii with experience earned an average salary of $133,840, while their entry-level colleagues earned an average of $64,510.
Factors Driving Job Growth for Healthcare Administrators in Hawaii
The number of jobs for healthcare administrators is increasing rapidly both nationally and in Hawaii. The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations projects that the number of healthcare administrators in the state will increase by 15% between 2012 and 2022, representing an average of 50 new jobs a year.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that hospitals pay higher salaries to their healthcare administrators than other major employers such as physicians’ offices. Hospitals are also the major employers of healthcare administrators in Hawaii.
To replace Hawaii’s aging medical institutions, a number of these hospitals undertook major construction projects about ten years ago to renovate and expand their facilities. Major healthcare expansion that was initiated included:
- Pacific Health Center $404 million expansion
- $200 million expansion of Queen Emma Tower at the Queen’s Medical Center
- Wahiawa General Hospital creation of a 210-acre medical mall
- Kaiser Permanente $42 million construction of two clinics
The creation of these new healthcare facilities has helped to generate additional jobs for healthcare administrators in Hawaii.
How Experience and Location Affect the Salaries of Healthcare Administrators in Hawaii
The median salary among Hawaii’s healthcare administrators varied more than two-fold depending on their location according to the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations:
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a detailed salary analysis for healthcare administrators in Honolulu and the nonmetropolitan region of Hawaii/Maui/Kauai as of 2014. The median salary among healthcare administrators in Honolulu was significantly higher than that of healthcare administrators in Hawaii’s rural regions: