Health Administration Salaries in New York

New York is a great place to be a healthcare administrator, and that starts with the salary: the 2018 median pay was $123,100 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For the top end of the profession, the 90th percentile where those with the most experience and education end up, the number was literally off the chart—somewhere over $208,000.

New York ranks third in overall employment level and second in pay rates for healthcare administrators out of all fifty states, and New York City is the third highest paying metro area in the country.

The investment in expertise at the administrative level has been paying off for the state. According to the state Department of Health, New York achieved a rank in the top 10 states for overall health in 2017, showing the greatest gains of any state.

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Occupational Outlook for Healthcare Administrators in New York

Along the way, health care employment growth in the state more than doubled the overall rate of growth, topping 1.2 million people in 2017 according to the Office of the State Comptroller. Private sector healthcare expanded in every part of the state, which makes the outlook for employment for healthcare administrators positive no matter where they are based.

The state Department of Labor sees more of the same coming along in the next decade. Through 2026, it predicts a 22.3 percent increase in healthcare administration jobs, totaling 3,130 openings per year. That’s higher than the national rate, and results from both new job creation and attrition in existing roles.

Healthcare Administration Salaries in New York by Location

The Big Apple brings the big paychecks in New York, with the median salary for administrators there coming in almost $20,000 ahead of other areas in the state each year. In the upper ranks, however, while BLS doesn’t have exact numbers, several cities showed salaries above $208,000 in the 90th percentile.

New York-Newark-Jersey City

  • 25th percentile: $98,650
  • Median: $123,380
  • 75th percentile: $160,890
  • 90th percentile: $-

Albany-Schenectady-Troy

  • 25th percentile: $79,200
  • Median: $100,480
  • 75th percentile: $128,260
  • 90th percentile: $170,150

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls

  • 25th percentile: $86,910
  • Median: $102,450
  • 75th percentile: $128,580
  • 90th percentile: $168,640

Rochester

  • 25th percentile: $85,100
  • Median: $102,630
  • 75th percentile: $138,920
  • 90th percentile: $-

There is considerable variation in pay rates between the upstate towns and rural areas and the more heavily urbanized regions of the state:

Area Name
Employment
Annual 25th percentile wage
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
1350
79200
Binghamton
170
75270
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls
1330
86910
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
360
74590
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area
390
76080
Elmira
70
85200
Glens Falls
100
-
Ithaca
170
-
Kingston
110
87910
New York-Newark-Jersey City
27490
98650
Rochester
1200
85100
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
260
71960
Syracuse
640
81810
Utica-Rome
270
77650
Watertown-Fort Drum
90
80710

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_ny.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 New York Department of Labor 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.

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