Health Administration Salaries in New Jersey

In New Jersey, growing healthcare needs have led to the expansion of several healthcare facilities statewide. In 2012, the new $463-million new Virtua Voorhees Hospital was completed. The New Jersey State League of Municipalities coined the new hospital as “an oasis of opportunity for the South Jersey region in a difficult economic time.” Also, as recently as October of 2015, Jersey City Medical Center opened its new Women’s Health Center at Grove. The facility is unique in that it will provide both traditional and holistic approaches to medicine. The continued expansion of healthcare facilities and the construction of new healthcare facilities are indicators of a strong occupational outlook for healthcare administrators in New Jersey.

In 2014, annual salary data published by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development revealed that the average healthcare administration salary in New Jersey was $115,370. The median salary was about 6% less at $108,060. There was a 28% gap in entry-level and experienced-level salaries at $91,320 and $126,740 respectfully.

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Job Forecast for Healthcare Administrators in New Jersey

Healthcare administration in New Jersey is a growing profession faced with constant demands due to healthcare expansion. In 2012, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development predicted that the need for healthcare administrators between then and 2022 would increase 16.6% statewide. Healthcare administration has also been labeled an in-demand profession by its appearance on the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s “Demand List 2011”.

Below is a list detailing the projected increase in job opportunities for healthcare administrators between 2012 and 2022 by county:

  • Essex County (including Newark): 11.8%
  • Hudson County (including Jersey City): 9.6%
  • Passaic County (including Paterson): 21.9%
  • Union County (including Elizabeth): 19.8%
  • Middlesex County (including Edison and Woodbridge): 14.8%

Healthcare Administration Salaries by Area

Healthcare administrators are likely to find a great deal of salary potential in the Newark area as Newark is one of the highest paying areas at all salary levels. The starting salary average in Newark is $92,700 compared to $74,200 in Salem County. The median salary in Newark averages $109,210 compared to $95,920 in Warren County.

Here is a look at salaries by location in New Jersey:

Statewide

  • Entry: $91,320
  • Average: $115,370
  • Median: $108,060
  • Experienced: $126,740

Newark

  • Entry: $92,700
  • Average: $115,420
  • Median: $109,210
  • Experienced: $127,550

Edison

  • Entry: $90,150
  • Average: $111,230
  • Median: $106,280
  • Experienced: $123,500

Salem County

  • Entry: $74,200
  • Average: $94,530
  • Median: $89,330
  • Experienced: $110,230

Warren County

  • Entry: $86,500
  • Average: $100,090
  • Median: $95,920
  • Experienced: $111,200

For comparative purposes, a full analysis of healthcare administration salaries throughout New Jersey is shown in the following table, as published and released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Atlantic City-Hammonton NJ
330
102260
Camden NJ Metropolitan Division
1290
120990
Edison-New Brunswick NJ Metropolitan Division
2400
111230
Newark-Union NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
2140
115410
Ocean City NJ
50
102510
Trenton-Ewing NJ
590
117290
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton NJ
150
96840

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