Health Administration Salaries in Indiana

2020 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that the median annual wage for Indiana healthcare administrators is $92,220, with those in the top ten percent earning $160,150.

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Those are good numbers in a state that the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center found to have the third lowest cost of living in the Midwest. It’s also well-earned, with Indiana University highlighting the difficulty of providing pain management and behavioral health services in a state with one of the highest mortality rates from drug overdoses.

They are also numbers that are likely to continue to go up. The BLS reports that in 2020 Indiana’s 8,390 medical and health services administrators earned a combined total of nearly a billion dollars – $868 million.

Expected Job Growth for Indiana’s Healthcare Administration Professionals

According to BLS, Indiana employs a total of 191,070 healthcare practitioners and professionals in technical occupations. And where there are a lot of workers, there’s a great need for managers.

The state’s Department of Workforce Development foresees a 17.4 percent increase in healthcare administration positions over the decade between 2018 and 2028, with 800 positions opening each year across the state. That’s a combination of new job openings and turnover in existing positions.

Salaries for Indiana’s Healthcare Administrators by Location

Although Indianapolis has the greatest number of administrators employed, and the South Bend-Mishawaka area offers the highest median salary at $98,960, those in the top ten percent of the profession might be better off in Terre Haute, where the $189,110 annual salary at the 90th percentile is the best out of all the top urban centers in the state.

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson

  • 25th percentile: $71,430
  • Median: $96,640
  • 90th percentile: $167,570

Fort Wayne

  • 25th percentile: $72,970
  • Median: $93,980
  • 90th percentile: $160,370

Evansville

  • 25th percentile: $70,080
  • Median: $89,340
  • 90th percentile: $156,020

Lafayette-West Lafayette

  • 25th percentile: $75,960
  • Median: $95,790
  • 90th percentile: $161,390

South Bend

  • 25th percentile: $76,660
  • Median: $98,960
  • 90th percentile: NA

Salary and employment data for other urban and non urban areas can be found below:

Area Name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bloomington
200
91700
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
500
88540
Columbus
140
98930
Elkhart-Goshen
150
86640
Evansville
430
98460
Fort Wayne
790
105050
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson
3200
107360
Kokomo
80
102020
Lafayette-West Lafayette
230
107770
Michigan City-La Porte
120
94350
Muncie
200
123070
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
360
90530
South Bend-Mishawaka
360
133210
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
380
85840
Terre Haute
190
106620

2020 US Bureau of Labor Statistics salary figures for Medical and Health Services Managers.

Job growth projections sourced from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development 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.

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