According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Idaho medical and health services managers make a median annual wage of $86,160. In the top ten percent of the profession, those with the most responsibility or experience can bring in $141,840 a year.
Overall, Idaho’s employment base will reach 840,000 by 2026, and increase of 105,000 from 2016. It’s a 14.4 percent bump, nearly twice the national rate, all of it packed into a state currently ranked 40th in the country in terms of overall population.
The state Department of Labor believes that this robust job growth will exhaust the available labor supply in the state, a scenario which is almost certain to increase salaries for in-demand positions such as health care administration.
Factors Contributing to Job Growth in Healthcare Administration
Projects such as the expansion of the North Canyon Medical Center in the Magic Valley are pushing forward at full steam to help deal with increasing demand for services in the more populous areas of the state. Healthcare workers in Idaho already form 12 percent of the state workforce according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, and each of those workers needs supervision and leadership.
According to the Idaho Department of Labor, for the period between 2016 and 2026, healthcare administrator positions will expand by more than 26 percent. The agency estimates that will lead to around 210 openings each year in the field, a combination of both new job creation and turnover in existing positions.
Salaries for Healthcare Administrators Throughout Idaho
Boise isn’t just the center for healthcare employment in Idaho, it’s also the area with the highest wages for healthcare administrators. A $92,160 median is only about $7,000 below the national median there, but beats out the number for other parts of the state by $10,000 a year or more. At the high end, the top ten percent there can make $151,320 a year.
- 25th percentile: $69,400
- Median: $92,160
- 75th percentile: $118,480
- 90th percentile: $151,320
- 25th percentile: $48,200
- Median: $75,990
- 75th percentile: $107,310
- 90th percentile: $143,280
- 25th percentile: $67,090
- Median: $83,960
- 75th percentile: $104,650
- 90th percentile: $126,580
- 25th percentile: $55,860
- Median: $73,850
- 75th percentile: $105,900
- 90th percentile: $125,210
The full breakdown for all of Idaho’s urban and rural BLS regions is found below:
Salary and employment data compiled by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2018. Figures represent accumulated data for all areas of employment for medical and health services managers – https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_id.htm#11-9111.
BLS salary data represents state and MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) average and median earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
Job growth projections sourced from the Idaho Department of Labor and published in the U.S. Department of Labor-funded Long Term Occupational Projections (2016-2026) database – https://projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm.
All salary and job growth data accessed in June 2019.