Health Administration Salaries in Ohio

Ohio healthcare administrators make a median wage of $94,350 according to 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics data. For those with the skills and experience to place them in the top ten percent, the number goes up to $168,590 a year.

Healthcare administrators have a lot of work to do here, however. According to the United Health Foundation, the state ranked 40th of 50 in 2020, with increasing numbers of drug and cancer deaths and high infant mortality levels.

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Occupational Outlook for Healthcare Administrators in Ohio

Strong research and development bolsters health care employment in Ohio, with U.S. News and World Report listing the Cleveland Clinic as the second best hospital in the country. It’s part of the $90 billion healthcare industry that healthcare administrators run here, and that ensures their ranks will continue to grow.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services estimates a 14 percent growth rate for the occupation between 2018 and 2028 in the state. That means 1,540 openings each year for qualified administrators, both from new job creation and turnover in existing positions.

Healthcare Administration Salaries in Ohio by City

Although the big cities of Cincinnati and Cleveland offer attractive median wages for healthcare administrators –$89,850 and $106,540, respectively– it’s actually the smaller region of Mansfield that comes out on top in Ohio with its $113,890 median salary. Numerous cities offer salaries in excess of $160,000 for those in the top 90th percentile of this field.

Columbus

  • 25th percentile: $75,670
  • Median: $96,180
  • 90th percentile: $169,320

Cincinnati

  • 25th percentile: $66,270
  • Median: $89,850
  • 90th percentile: $160,460

Cleveland-Elyria

  • 25th percentile: $81,730
  • Median: $106,540
  • 90th percentile: $187,760

Dayton

  • 25th percentile: $79,370
  • Median: $101,580
  • 90th percentile: $169,450

Median and top-end wages vary widely across the state, not only between urban and rural areas, but also comparing cities directly with one another:

Area Name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Akron
1010
104630
Canton-Massillon
550
97850
Cincinnati
2750
101100
Cleveland-Elyria
2490
120300
Columbus
3160
107340
Dayton
930
114160
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
310
92120
Lima
150
88500
Mansfield
80
120800
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
840
100140
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
490
99520
Springfield
120
89920
Toledo
740
96940
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
490
95540
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
480
96220

2020 US Bureau of Labor Statistics salary figures for Medical and Health Services Managers.

Job growth projections sourced from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and published in the U.S. Department of Labor-funded Long Term Occupational Projections (2018-2028) database – https://projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm.

Salary figures and job market projections represent state data, not school-specific information.

Conditions in your area may vary. Data accessed August 2021.

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