New Hampshire’s healthcare administrators bring in pretty close to the same amount as their counterparts on the national stage, earning a median wage of $103,310, and making $195,700 at the 90th percentile according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2020.
According to the Health Cost Institute and the Kaiser Family Foundation, average spending per person in New Hampshire on inpatient healthcare services is above the national average, but is increasing at slightly less than the national rate.
That puts administrators in a bind, the state Fiscal Policy Institute finds that access to many home and community-based health services are already limited by workforce shortages. Skilled management will be required to thread the needle of staffing the state’s healthcare systems while keeping budgets on track.
Occupational Outlook for Healthcare Administrators in New Hampshire
A mini-boom in healthcare administration positions is the result of both long-term demographic trends and short-term needs in dealing with a changing insurance marketplace. The January 2019 adoption of an expanded Medicaid managed care system is requiring adjustments at nearly every facility in the state.
And according to 2020 US Census, 18.7 percent of New Hampshire residents 65 years of age or older.
Those factors and others have led the state’s Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau to forecast a 17 percent increase in the number of medical management positions over the decade leading up to 2028. Across the state, that will lead to 210 openings for those jobs each year. The openings are the result of both natural turnover and the creation of new positions.
Healthcare Administration Salaries by Area
Although overall New Hampshire healthcare administrators match the national median salary for the role pretty closely, that number can be deceptive. Manchester and rural West-Central Southwest New Hampshire host median salaries that are more than $7,000 greater than the national median.
- 25th percentile: $84,890
- Median: $112,680
- 90th percentile: NA
- 25th percentile: $81,310
- Median: $100,670
- 90th percentile: $177,010
- 25th percentile: $75,270
- Median: $104,480
- 90th percentile: $204,990
2020 US Bureau of Labor Statistics salary figures for Medical and Health Services Managers.
Job growth projections sourced from the New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau 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.