In 2020 New Jersey’s 12,310 medical and health services managers pulled in a combined total of $1.6 billion in salaries. With an above-average median salary of $116,630, those with the most experience in the 90th percentile earned upwards of $183,000.
Pandemic spending investments, a growing population, and healthcare expansion all contribute to a strong marketplace for the state’s health managers. In 2020 the United Health Foundation ranked New Jersey as the 18th most healthy state in the nation, with the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reporting its 181 hospital facilities alone employ over 165,000 people.
Job Outlook and Employment Settings for Healthcare Administrators in New Jersey
The bulk of healthcare administrators in New Jersey work in hospitals, and there are also significant job opportunities found at physicians offices, outpatient care centers, and skilled nursing facilities. As the state’s healthcare system responds to increasing healthcare needs and raised levels of funding the demand for healthcare administrators is only going to increase.
In fact, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development projects job growth in this sector will rise by 17.7 percent over the decade leading up to 2028, with openings due to both market expansion and natural turnover. That means 1,290 jobs in this field should be up for grabs annually.
Healthcare Administration Salaries in New Jersey by Region
Roughly half of all medical and health services managers are employed in Trenton, with the bulk of the other half earning their salaries in the Atlantic City area where the median wage is the highest in the state. But for the 75th and 90th salary percentiles Trenton offers the most lucrative opportunities with salaries clocking in at $135,280 and $177,160, respectively.
- 25th percentile: $95,680
- Median: $113,540
- 90th percentile: $165,620
- 25th percentile: $96,360
- Median: $112,620
- 90th percentile: $177,160
- 25th percentile: $90,740
- Median: $104,910
- 90th percentile: $149,660
2020 US Bureau of Labor Statistics salary figures for Medical and Health Services Managers.
Job growth projections sourced from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce 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.