Health Administration Salaries in Indiana

Experienced healthcare administrators in Indiana earned 2.7 times more than their colleagues who were new to their careers according to a 2014 report released by the state’s Department of Workforce Development. Healthcare administrators with salaries in the 90th percentile tend to be the most experienced, earning an average of $128,440 a year in Indiana as of 2014. In contrast, healthcare administrators in the 10th percentile tend to be entry-level professionals who earned an average of $47,528 that year. The median salary among healthcare administrators in Indiana was $79,061 in 2014.

Expected Job Growth for Indiana’s Healthcare Administration Professionals

In Indiana, the level of job growth for healthcare administrators is projected to be 22.1% during the ten-year period from 2012 to 2022 according to the state’s Department of Workforce Development. This is twice the rate of increase for management professions in Indiana overall during this time frame.

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Growth in the healthcare sector is always directly correlated with increased demand for healthcare administrators. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that hospitals are the major employers of healthcare administrators. These institutions tend to pay higher salaries than other major employers such as physicians’ offices. The number of employees in Indiana’s hospitals increased by 10,943 between 2006 and 2011 according to a 2013 economic analysis report issued by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. More than 150,000 residents of Indiana were employed in hospitals in 2012 according to the Indiana Hospital Association.

Major healthcare expansions that took place in August and September of 2015 included:

  • Memorial Children’s Hospital breaking ground on a children’s facility
  • Lutheran Health Network investing in a freestanding ER
  • Harsh breaking ground for an expanded hospital
  • Franciscan Alliance announcing a new building for Franciscan St. Anthony—Michigan City

Salaries for Indiana’s Healthcare Administrators by Location

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a detailed analysis of the salaries for healthcare administrators throughout Indiana as of 2014. The median salary among healthcare administrators in Indianapolis-Carmel was the highest of those presented:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Anderson IN
130
81410
Bloomington IN
170
85080
Columbus IN
110
73850
Elkhart-Goshen IN
160
82790
Evansville IN-KY
390
84490
Fort Wayne IN
630
82970
Gary IN Metropolitan Division
750
89170
Indianapolis-Carmel IN
2780
97400
Kokomo IN
80
88480
Lafayette IN
230
73460
Michigan City-La Porte IN
110
80360
Muncie IN
150
78730
South Bend-Mishawaka IN-MI
370
78380
Terre Haute IN
230
75190
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
490
77220
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
420
74270
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
450
76240

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