Health Administration Salaries in Idaho

The Idaho Department of Labor (DOL) reported that the potential for salary advancement was tremendous over the course of a healthcare administrator’s career, with the most experienced administrators (90th percentile) earning more than three-times what those new to the profession earned (10th percentile).

According to the DOL’s 2015 report, healthcare administrators in the 90th percentile earned an average of $119,600, while those in the 10th percentile earned an average of $37,380. The median salary among healthcare administrators in Idaho was $72,760 that year.

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Factors Contributing to Job Growth in Healthcare Administration

The number of healthcare administrators in Idaho is rapidly increasing. The Idaho Department of Labor projects job growth of 24.48% for healthcare administrators between 2012 and 2022. This means the number of jobs for healthcare administrators is increasing 50% faster than the overall job growth rate in Idaho.

Job opportunities for healthcare administrators always aligns with overall job growth in the healthcare sector. Employment in the healthcare industry has consistently been a bright spot for Idaho’s economy. While most industries suffered during the recession, healthcare companies in Idaho increased total payroll by 46% between 2003 and 2013. This earned Idaho the second place position in terms of job growth in healthcare during this ten-year period.

Almost half of the state’s total healthcare employment was located in Southwestern Idaho because of its large population base and the presence of two regional hospitals. In fact, the BLS reported that the nonmetropolitan area of Southwest Idaho had the fifth highest concentration of jobs for healthcare administrators of any rural area in the county.

Salaries for Healthcare Administrators Throughout Idaho

According to the Idaho Department of Labor, salaries for healthcare administrators in Idaho differed a great deal depending on their location:

Metropolitan Areas:

Idaho Area
90th Percentile
10th Percentile
Boise City
$120260
$32870
Coeur dAlene
$127740
$44130
Idaho Falls
$111410
$44580
Lewiston
$144810
$54830
Pocatello
$114370
$49240

Balance of State:

Idaho Area
90th Percentile
10th Percentile
Eastern Region
$117380
$38700
Northern Region
$116790
$50960
South Central Region
$104750
$40010
Southwestern Region
$156240
$46480

Shown here for comparative purposes is an expanded analysis of the salaries for healthcare administrators in Idaho’s urban and rural areas as provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Boise City-Nampa ID
920
77760
Coeur dAlene ID
160
82400
Idaho Falls ID
140
76310
Lewiston ID-WA
40
98510
Pocatello ID
120
77240
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area
120
80430
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area
70
89250
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area
190
70350
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area
100
76350

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