Health Administration Salaries in Missouri

Healthcare administrators in Missouri make pretty close to the national median salary according to 2020 figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). At $99,840, they come in $4,440 below the national number.

Managers with more experience and greater responsibilities can find themselves making $170,380 in the top ten percent of the profession, with those in certain urban areas of the state doing even better.

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They deserve the money, because Missouri offers more than its share of challenges in healthcare. According to the 2020 American Health Ranking report, the state comes in 36th out of 50 states, with recent increases in people experiencing frequent mental distress and an explosion in chlamydia rates.

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.

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 a 16.8 percent increase in healthcare administrator jobs throughout the state between 2018 and 2028. That will add up to 760 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 7,000 jobs in the category between them. The highest median salaries are found in Cape Girardeau, Columbia, and St. Louis at $110,220, $103,560, and $99,640, respectively.

St. Louis

  • 25th percentile: $78,340
  • Median: $99,640
  • 90th percentile: $165,770

Kansas City

  • 25th percentile: $76,260
  • Median: $99,180
  • 90th percentile: $163,870

Springfield

  • 25th percentile: $74,340
  • Median: $93,930
  • 90th percentile: $169,810

Columbia

  • 25th percentile: $85,560
  • Median: $103,560
  • 90th percentile: $164,840
Area Name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cape Girardeau
150
132050
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
400
95830
Columbia
410
112570
Jefferson City
110
93620
Joplin
230
-
Kansas City
3030
107100
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
300
109480
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
410
96870
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
110
112520
Springfield
470
107580
St. Joseph
90
107390
St. Louis
4020
110740

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

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 (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.

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