Health Administration Salaries in Kansas

Kansas’ 4,150 healthcare administrators bring in a median annual wage of $89,090 according to 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics data. The top ten percent earn at least $151,930, a level that brings in the top talent for managing large and complex healthcare providers and hospitals across the state.

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In January 2019, the Missouri Real Time Labor Market Summary showed nearly 8,000 job postings from Kansas City hospitals alone over the preceding six months, outpacing every other business sector in the city.

With the state Medicaid expansion on track for passage in the state Senate, an estimated 130,000 Kansans could gain coverage according to Modern Healthcare. That surge will only drive further hiring in the sector, and more hiring means more management: a guaranty for future job and wage growth for medical administrators.

Employment Opportunities for Healthcare Administrators in Kansas

There will be plenty of options for medical administrators and managers throughout Kansas. Kansas job growth outpaced the national average in 2018, and there is more ahead for healthcare administrators: the state’s Department of Labor estimates a 10.5 percent increase in the number of positions in this field over the decade leading up to 2028, amounting to 400 openings per year across the state. Those come from a combination of newly created positions and turnover in existing jobs.

Salaries of Healthcare Administrators Throughout Urban and Rural Kansas

Although Wichita is the overall leader for number of healthcare administration positions among the state’s cities, it lags behind Topeka and Lawrence in terms of median salary, with both of those smaller areas topping over $87,000 annually. Topeka also takes the top rank for the 90th percentile wage, coming in at $153,970.

Wichita

  • 25th percentile: $69,700
  • Median: $84,570
  • 90th percentile: $135,270

Topeka

  • 25th percentile: $62,620
  • Median: $87,820
  • 90th percentile: $153,970

Lawrence

  • 25th percentile: $77,980
  • Median: $93,530
  • 90th percentile: $149,330

Although urban areas push the median wage figures up, total employment through the Kansas nonmetropolitan area nearly equals all the urban centers in the state combined, giving it the highest employment level in the country for nonmetropolitan areas:

Area Name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Kansas nonmetropolitan area
1040
88150
Lawrence
120
103720
Manhattan
140
NA
Topeka
430
97720
Wichita
720
94170

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

Job growth projections sourced from the Kansas Department of Labor 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.