Health Administration Salaries in New York

Statistics published by the New York Department of Labor in 2014 revealed that the statewide average salary for health administration professionals was $123,620. The median salary was 11% less that year at $110,070.

New York-based administrators whose salaries fell within the 10th percentile (typically starting salaries for those new to the field) earned an average of $76,020 that year, while those whose salaries fell within the 90th percentile (typically more experienced professionals) earned an average of $147,430.

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It’s worth noting that the average salary for healthcare administrators in New York was 16% higher than the national average of $103,680 for this occupation as of 2014.

Occupational Outlook for Healthcare Administrators in New York

The New York Department of Labor estimates that between 2012 and 2022 the need for healthcare administrators will increase dramatically. To keep pace with demand, the number of healthcare administrators in the state is expected to increase by 12.2% during this period, with nearly 67% of all job opportunities stemming from the need to fill healthcare administration positions attributable to replacement factors, mainly retirement. About 33% of job opportunities will stem from the growing need for healthcare administrators as a result of the overall continuous growth of the healthcare field.

It’s important to mention that some regions of the state may experience greater demand than others. For example, there may be more job opportunities available for healthcare administrators in the Hudson Valley area as opposed to the Capital Region based on the projected rate of occupational growth:

  • Capital Region: 9.4%
  • Central New York: 10%
  • Finger Lakes: 10.5%
  • Hudson Valley: 15.7%
  • Long Island: 13.6%
  • Mohawk Valley: 13.3%
  • New York City: 12.2%
  • North County: 10%
  • Southern Tier: 8.2%
  • Western New York: 8.5%

Healthcare Administration Salaries in New York by Location

The most lucrative area in New York for inexperienced healthcare administration professionals, including recent graduates, is the New York City region, which includes Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond counties. In these areas, the starting salary for healthcare administrators averaged $81,950 compared to $66,190 in the western region of the state and $63,650 in the Finger Lakes area (New York Department of Labor, 2014):

Statewide

  • Entry-Level: $76,020
  • Average: $123,620
  • Median: $110,070
  • Experienced: $147,430

New York City Region

(Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond counties)

  • Entry-Level: $81,950
  • Average: $133,770
  • Median: $119,430
  • Experienced: $159,670

Western New York – Buffalo

(Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautaugua, Erie, and Niagara counties)

  • Entry-Level: $66,190
  • Average: $98,840
  • Median: $90,380
  • Experienced: $115,160

Finger Lakes – Rochester

(Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties)

  • Entry-Level: $63,650
  • Average: $100,680
  • Median: $88,880
  • Experienced: $119,200

Hudson Valley – Yonkers

(Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties)

  • Entry-Level: $77,190
  • Average: $123,260
  • Median: $110,370
  • Experienced: $146,290

Central New York – Syracuse

(Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego counties)

  • Entry-Level: $64,220
  • Average: $106,710
  • Median: $92,340
  • Experienced: $127,950

For comparison, a complete analysis of healthcare administration salaries throughout New York is presented in the table below, as released by the United States Department of Labor in 2014:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Albany-Schenectady-Troy NY
1500
103640
Binghamton NY
300
76000
Buffalo-Niagara Falls NY
1220
98100
Elmira NY
110
106860
Ithaca NY
110
112270
Kingston NY
110
110410
Nassau-Suffolk NY Metropolitan Division
4110
127430
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island NY-NJ-PA
26670
126780
New York-White Plains-Wayne NY-NJ Metropolitan Division
18010
130060
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown NY
620
106570
Rochester NY
1340
100210
Syracuse NY
700
108180
Utica-Rome NY
400
94250
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
430
99890
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
60
90120
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
440
87500
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
340
91050

*Salaries are at or above $90 per hour and $187,199 per year. The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics does not report salaries beyond these values.

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