Nevada healthcare administrators handily beat out their national counterparts when it comes to median salary. Bringing in $113,310 per year, they exceed the national median by more than $13,000 per year according to 2018 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 $179,720—slightly below the national number.
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.
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 30.6 percent increase in medical and health management positions over the period between 2016 and 2026. That will open up 220 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: $89,280
- Median: $113,500
- 75th percentile: $135,750
- 90th percentile: $177,230
- 25th percentile: $87,700
- Median: $118,950
- 75th percentile: $145,340
- 90th percentile: $207,150
- 25th percentile: $83,350
- Median: $109,230
- 75th percentile: $125,710
- 90th percentile: $143,450
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:
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_nv.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 Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation 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.