Since 2010, Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha has continued to expand and renovate its facility due to an increasing demand for healthcare services as well as innovative new advances in medical technology. The Nebraska Hospital Association reported in its publication “2011 Nebraska Hospitals: Community Benefits Report” that Creighton University Medical Center had also recently added a new 18-room orthopedics unit designed to make postoperative recovery more comfortable and effective. The continued growth and expansion of Nebraska’s healthcare facilities signals the potential for a strong career outlook for healthcare administrators in addition to lucrative salary potential.
In 2015, it was reported on NEworks, the online labor market portal maintained by the Nebraska Department of Labor, that the median of health administration salaries in Nebraska was $85,588. Entry-level salary was reported to average $60,254 per year, while salary among experienced administrators averaged $110,869.
Job Outlook for Health Administration Professionals in Nebraska
The Nebraska Department of Labor predicts that between 2012 and 2022 there will be an 11.6% increase in job opportunities for healthcare administrators statewide. Some of the most profound growth is expected to occur in the Lincoln metropolitan area where job opportunities for healthcare administrators are expected to increase by 17% between 2012 and 2022. An increase of 14% is expected in the Grand Island metropolitan area.
Healthcare Administration Salaries by Location
In Nebraska, the Omaha Workforce Investment Area, which includes the counties of Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington, is the highest paying area statewide for health administration professionals. Omaha has the highest salary average for entry-level administrators. In fact, the entry-level salary in Omaha is 18.5% higher than in the Greater Nebraska Workforce Investment Area and 8.6% higher than the statewide average.
- Entry: $60,254
- Median: $85,588
- Experienced: $110,869
- Entry: $65,908
- Median: $91,980
- Experienced: $120,478
- Entry: $60,406
- Median: $89,532
- Experienced: $111,373
Greater Nebraska WIA
(Including Grand Island)
- Entry: $53,742
- Median: $76,198
- Experienced: $98,860
A complete review of health administration salaries in Nebraska is shown in the table below, as provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014: