Nevada healthcare administrators handily beat out their national counterparts when it comes to median salary. Bringing in $111,690 per year, they exceed the national median by more than $7,400 per year according to 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
For those in the top ten percent of the profession, with the expertise and experience to command top dollar, wages hover around $178,420.
But that kind of high pay is what is necessary to attract professionals who can dig Nevada out of the healthcare hole it is in. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in 2018, the state ranks last in a review of more than 100 population and patient-level measures. And it’s hardly a consolation that by 2020 Nevada earned the 39th spot on the United Health Foundation’s most-healthy-state ranking.
Job Forecast for Healthcare Administrators in Nevada
Part of the reason for the low ranking is dramatic staffing shortages; the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality believes that the state requires an additional 2,561 practicing physicians in order to keep pace with other states.
That is part of a general healthcare hiring spree that is boosting job creation at the administrative level as well. The state’s Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation forecasts a 29.6 percent increase in medical and health management positions over the period between 2018 and 2028. That will open up 310 positions per year across the state, a combination of new jobs and turnover in existing positions.
Healthcare Administration Salaries by City
Reno may be the second city in the state, but it leaves Las Vegas in the dust when it comes to salaries for healthcare administrators. At the median, 75th, and 90th percentiles, medical and health managers in Reno outpace their colleagues to the south in compensation.
- 25th percentile: $87,370
- Median: $112,670
- 90th percentile: $178,650
- 25th percentile: $82,940
- Median: $112,950
- 90th percentile: $184,060
- 25th percentile: $82,150
- Median: $105,930
- 90th percentile: $168,000
Although Nevada has a significant amount of rural area across the state, both population and healthcare administration jobs tend to be concentrated in the state’s cities:
2020 US Bureau of Labor Statistics salary figures for Medical and Health Services Managers.
Job growth projections sourced from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation 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.