Health Administration Salaries in Missouri

Healthcare administrators in Missouri make pretty close to the national median salary according to 2018 figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At $98,370, they come in only $1,360 below the national number.

Managers with more experience and greater responsibilities can find themselves making $177,860 in the top ten percent of the profession, with those in certain urban areas of the state doing even better.

They deserve the money, because Missouri offers more than its share of challenges in healthcare. According to the 2017 American Health Ranking report, the state comes in 40th out of 50 states, mostly from increases in drug and cardiovascular deaths.

At the same time, according to the Health Cost Institute, average annual spending per person ranged nearly $200 below the national average.

That means doing more with less, which makes it certain that talented healthcare administrators will be in demand in Missouri for years to come.

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Occupational Outlook for Healthcare Administrators in Missouri

The current state of affairs in healthcare funding in Missouri has led the state’s Department of Economic Development to predict an 18.3 percent increase in healthcare administrator jobs throughout the state between 2016 and 2026. That will add up to 640 openings in the field each year, a combination of new positions being created and turnover in existing jobs.

Healthcare Administration Salaries by City

St. Louis and Kansas City, the big urban centers bracketing the state, are the major sources of employment for Missouri healthcare administrators, with more than 6,000 jobs in the category between them. But Kansas City offers higher pay across the board.

St. Louis

  • 25th percentile: $79,480
  • Median: $97,780
  • 75th percentile: $125,820
  • 90th percentile: $173,200

Kansas City

  • 25th percentile: $77,510
  • Median: $99,780
  • 75th percentile: $127,010
  • 90th percentile: $159,370

Springfield

  • 25th percentile: $71,310
  • Median: $90,020
  • 75th percentile: $110,440
  • 90th percentile: $171,210

Columbia

  • 25th percentile: $73,140
  • Median: $91,720
  • 75th percentile: $116,840
  • 90th percentile: $144,880

Cape Girardeau is the second highest-paying metropolitan area for healthcare administrators in the country according to BLS.

Area Name
Employment
Annual 25th percentile wage
Cape Girardeau
120
87410
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
350
75560
Columbia
350
73140
Jefferson City
160
62950
Joplin
240
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Kansas City
2840
77510
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
270
65010
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
340
65690
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
100
66440
Springfield
440
71310
St. Joseph
120
74150
St. Louis
3440
79480

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_mo.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 Missouri Department of Economic 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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