Health Administration Salaries in Ohio

In 2014, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services published their annual occupational salary statistics report. The report revealed the median salary among health administrators and facility managers in Ohio to be $87,911. Starting salary offers ranged between $63,877 and $71,490 that year, while the most experienced administrators responsible for managing larger facilities and hospital systems earned an average of $109,637 per year.

Occupational Outlook for Healthcare Administrators in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services projects that the number of jobs for healthcare administration professionals will increase by 18.2% in the 10-year period from 2012 to 2022. Of course, some areas of the state may see a greater increase in demand than others depending on the particular healthcare needs of a given area.

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Job growth projections for healthcare administrators in a number of areas of the state can be seen here (for the projection period from 2010 to 2020):

  • Columbus: 15.1%
  • Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor: 17.8%
  • Cincinnati-Middletown: 12.1%
  • Toledo: 18.3%
  • Akron: 14.6%
  • Dayton: 15.4%

The greatest increase in demand for healthcare administrators is expected to be in the Cleveland and Toledo areas.

Healthcare Administration Salaries in Ohio by City

Cincinnati is one of the most lucrative areas in Ohio for healthcare administrators. In Cincinnati, the median salary of $93,701 is about 6% above the statewide median and nearly 10% above the median in the Toledo area. Even so, entry-level salaries for healthcare administrators in the Cleveland/Elyria/Mentor area tended to be higher than in Cincinnati and other parts of the state (Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, 2012).

Statewide

  • Entry Level: $63,877 to $71,490
  • Median: $87,911
  • Experienced: $109,637

Columbus

  • Entry Level: $64,480 to $71,594
  • Median: $89,108
  • Experienced: $113,714

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor

  • Entry Level: $70,117 to $77,022
  • Median: $92,454
  • Experienced: $114,920

Cincinnati

  • Entry Level: $68,390 to $76,939
  • Median: $93,701
  • Experienced: $117,437

Toledo

  • Entry Level: $65,957 to $71,136
  • Median: $84,362
  • Experienced: $103,251

Akron

  • Entry Level: $62,858 to $71,510
  • Median: $88,063
  • Experienced: $111,675

Dayton

  • Entry Level: $65,062 to $74,277
  • Median: $89,787
  • Experienced: $110,864

The table below displays a comparative analysis of health administration salaries throughout Ohio as published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Akron OH
1090
99080
Canton-Massillon OH
460
83360
Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN
3040
99810
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor OH
3360
101110
Columbus OH
2740
98950
Dayton OH
1160
94570
Lima OH
170
96810
Mansfield OH
140
89890
Sandusky OH
80
87710
Springfield OH
90
99110
Steubenville-Weirton OH-WV
200
81760
Toledo OH
940
90850
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman OH-PA
620
78920
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
440
78520
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
630
84000
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
340
74540
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
540
81290

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