Health Administration Salaries in Michigan

According to 2020 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare administrators in Michigan took home a median salary of $95,640. At the top end, however, the 90th percentile of administrators made $169,770.

Those are big numbers, but an even bigger number comes down from the Michigan Health and Hospital Association: 40 percent of the state’s overall healthcare economic activity occurs in hospitals and health systems that are run by those executives. That makes the sector the largest private-sector employer in the state, by a good margin, and makes expert training and relevant experience well worth the salary being delivered.

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Job Growth and Driving Factors for Healthcare Administrators in Michigan

Thirteen percent of Michigan’s workforce is employed in some capacity in health care, which leaves a lot of people for medical administrators in the state to lead and supervise: nearly 603,000 staff, the single largest number of positions in any sector of the economy, with around $58 billion in payroll according to the Michigan Health and Hospital Association. Around 229,000 of those are in hospitals according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which also reports that in 2019 Michigan was home to 536 hospital establishments.

According to the state’s Department of Technology, Management, & Budget, a seven percent increase in healthcare administrators is expected in Michigan over the decade leading up to 2028. That adds up to 1,110 openings per year, a combination of new positions and turnover in existing roles.

Healthcare Administrator Salaries Throughout Michigan

East Lansing is the surprise leader in salaries for healthcare administrators in the 90th percentile—those with the greatest experience and expertise, usually leading the largest organizations or departments. The median salary there comes in at $101,290, and $202,360 for the 90th percentile.

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

  • 25th percentile: $74,140
  • Median: $99,860
  • 90th percentile: $190,490

Ann Arbor

  • 25th percentile: $85,070
  • Median: $110,550
  • 90th percentile: $168,560

Grand Rapids-Wyoming

  • 25th percentile: $73,460
  • Median: $94,610
  • 90th percentile: $162,680

Lansing-East Lansing

  • 25th percentile: $81,770
  • Median: $101,290
  • 90th percentile: $202,360

In a state as diverse as Michigan, medical and health services managers can find a wide range of possible salaries across both urban and rural areas:

Area Name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Ann Arbor
870
117310
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
570
90030
Battle Creek
220
90500
Bay City
150
91310
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn
5250
115340
Flint
330
99650
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
1290
105250
Jackson
70
81130
Kalamazoo-Portage
470
93720
Lansing-East Lansing
550
117300
Midland
220
123480
Monroe
60
126670
Niles-Benton Harbor
130
NA
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
210
86230
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
370
83690
Saginaw
300
106400
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
360
89320

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

Job growth projections sourced from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, & Budget 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.