In 2014, statistical data published by North Dakota’s Workforce Intelligence Network, the state’s online occupational data portal, revealed that the statewide average salary for healthcare administration professionals was $80,950 that year.
According to the Workforce Intelligence Network’s 2014 report, there was a 42% difference between salaries for administrators earning within the 10th percentile ($54,240) and those earning within the 90th percentile ($94,310). Salaries that fell within the 10th percentile were typically for administrators that were newer to the field and managing smaller facilities, while 90th percentile salaries more often represent earnings for experienced professionals managing larger facilities and multi-facility systems.
Occupational Outlook and Employment Settings for Healthcare Administrators
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for hospital and medical office administrators nationwide is expected to drive a job growth rate of 23% over the ten-year period from 2012 to 2022. This is more than twice as fast as the overall expected job growth rate nationwide.
As of 2012, most hospital and medical office administrators were found working in hospital settings including state, local, and private hospitals. The hospital setting accounted for 39% of the employment of all healthcare administrators nationwide. About 26% of administrators worked in ambulatory healthcare settings, including outpatient facilities, and 11% of administrators worked in residential care facilities and nursing homes.
Healthcare Administration Salaries in North Dakota by Location
One of the most lucrative areas in North Dakota for healthcare administrators is Grand Forks, according to salary data published by North Dakota’s Workforce Intelligence Network in 2014. In this area, the average salary of $93,370 exceeds the statewide average for this profession by 13.3%:
- Entry-Level: $54,240
- Average: $80,950
- Experienced: $94,310
- Entry-Level: $61,710
- Average: $93,370
- Experienced: $109,210
- Entry-Level: $60,400
- Average: $86,680
- Experienced: $99,820
- Entry-Level: $55,670
- Average: $76,240
- Experienced: $86,530
For comparative purposes, a full analysis of health administration salaries in North Dakota is provided below, as published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014: