Health Administration Salaries in Indiana

2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the median annual wage for Indiana healthcare administrators is $90,410, with those in the top ten percent earning $156,630.

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. According to the Health Cost Institute, Indiana saw an increase of 16 percent in healthcare spending between 2013 and 2017, amounting to a little over $6,000 per person in healthcare costs annually. As that number climbs, so do healthcare administrator salaries.

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Expected Job Growth for Indiana’s Healthcare Administration Professionals

According to the Indiana Business Review, health care and social services are the largest sector for employment in the Indianapolis metro area, expanding by 4.4 percent in 2018. And where there are a lot of workers, there’s a great need for managers.

The state’s Department of Workforce Development foresees a 21.9 percent increase in healthcare administration positions over the decade between 2016 and 2026, with 860 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 highest median salary and the greatest number of administrators employed, those in the top ten percent of the profession might be better off in Lafayette, where the $174,770 annual salary at the 90th percentile is the best out of all the top urban centers in the state.

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson

  • 25th percentile: $77,500
  • Median: $99,390
  • 75th percentile: $127,310
  • 90th percentile: $168,590

Fort Wayne

  • 25th percentile: $70,250
  • Median: $89,550
  • 75th percentile: $122,680
  • 90th percentile: $158,150

Evansville

  • 25th percentile: $68,620
  • Median: $85,200
  • 75th percentile: $102,540
  • 90th percentile: $133,610

Lafayette-West Lafayette

  • 25th percentile: $66,120
  • Median: $91,170
  • 75th percentile: $125,360
  • 90th percentile: $174,770

Although South Bend has the third highest employment level among Indiana urban areas, BLS has not released an estimates for the region. Salary and employment data for other urban and non urban areas can be found below, however:

Area Name
Employment
Annual 25th percentile wage
Bloomington
120
67350
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
390
59570
Columbus
140
69970
Elkhart-Goshen
130
63180
Evansville
270
68620
Fort Wayne
670
70250
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson
2800
77500
Kokomo
90
62020
Lafayette-West Lafayette
220
66120
Michigan City-La Porte
170
66380
Muncie
130
66960
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
330
59630
South Bend-Mishawaka
290
-
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
400
66920
Terre Haute
200
75080

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_in.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 Indiana Department of Workforce Development 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.

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