Health Administration Salaries in Oklahoma

In April of 2015, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission published its annual Wage Report which revealed an average healthcare administration salary in Oklahoma of $84,260. The median salary statewide was 10% less at $75,460 that year. Starting salaries ranged between $45,730 and $59,750, while the most experienced administrators earned salaries that ranged between $96,100 and $126,840.

Occupational Forecast for Healthcare Administrators in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission estimates a 10-year occupational growth rate of 20% for healthcare administration professionals statewide between 2012 and 2022. The southern region of the state is expected to undergo the largest occupational growth for this profession, with a projected increase of 30.9% in the number healthcare administration jobs during this period.

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Below is a look at the 10-year occupational growth rates among healthcare administrators in Oklahoma by region:

  • Southern Region (including Pittsburg, Johnston, and Pontotoc counties): 30.9%
  • Central Region (including Oklahoma and Cleveland counties): 23.1%
  • Tulsa (including Tulsa and Osage counties): 20.3%
  • Eastern Region (including Wagoner, Muskogee, and Le Flore counties): 22.4%

Healthcare Administration Salaries in Oklahoma by City

According to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission’s 2015 report, the average starting salary for healthcare administrators is higher in Tulsa than in most other areas of the state, while Oklahoma City is one of the more lucrative areas for experienced healthcare administrators.

Statewide

  • Starting: $45,730 to $59,750
  • Average: $84,260
  • Median: $75,460
  • Experienced: $96,100 to $126,840

Oklahoma City

  • Starting: $47,560 to $60,460
  • Average: $88,800
  • Median: $75,890
  • Experienced: $99,720 to $142,050

Tulsa

  • Starting: $48,720 to $65,450
  • Average: $83,620
  • Median: $79,270
  • Experienced: $96,480 to $121,000

Fort Smith

  • Starting: $44,830 to $53,880
  • Average: $76,280
  • Median: $68,850
  • Experienced: $88,020 to $111,610

Lawton

  • Starting: $41,070 to $55,230
  • Average: $78,170
  • Median: $75,900
  • Experienced: $94,100 to $120,070

For comparative purposes, a full analysis of healthcare administration salaries throughout Oklahoma as published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 is shown in the table below:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Lawton OK
140
78170
Oklahoma City OK
2480
88800
Tulsa OK
1340
83620
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
350
82470
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
340
83880
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
150
71000
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
480
71230

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