Maine’s 2,130 medical and health services managers were paid a median wage of $92,630 in 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Those in the 90th percentile of the field earned $140,250 per year.
Those administrators are about to earn their salaries. In 2019, incoming governor Janet Mills signed Executive Order 1, opening up an expansion of Medicaid in the state that is expected to make 70,000 more Mainers eligible for health insurance according to the Portland Press Herald.
It’s a sure bet this expansion is going to increase demand for medical professionals… and more medical professionals means more administration and management positions throughout the state.
Job Growth Projections for Healthcare Administrators in Maine
Maine has an unusually high proportion of healthcare professionals in the workforce, around 14 percent according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That’s the largest single sector in the state.
While the state’s Department of Labor Center for Workforce Research and Information estimates that job growth in general in Maine will be flat through 2026, health care breaks the mold, with a total of around 5,800 jobs being created. The department estimates a 8.7 percent increase for healthcare administrators alone, with 200 openings annually—a combination of new positions opening up and turnover in existing jobs.
Salaries for Maine’s Healthcare Administrators by Location
Portland and Bangor offer the highest median pay for healthcare administrators at $93,960 and $98,040, respectively. But for those with the experience and expertise to rise to the top ten percent of the profession, Bangor’s $152,760 wage at the highest level is a better bet.
- 25th percentile: $77,540
- Median: $93,960
- 90th percentile: $137,670
- 25th percentile: $80,620
- Median: $98,040
- 90th percentile: $152,760
- 25th percentile: $74,310
- Median: $91,000
- 90th percentile: $143,090
The Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area has the second-highest employment level for healthcare administrators in the state, and also manages to come in third for median pay, making it worth a look for medical managers interested in small-town living.
2020 US Bureau of Labor Statistics salary figures for Medical and Health Services Managers.
Job growth projections sourced from the Maine Department of Labor Center for Workforce Research and Information 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.