The median annual salary for healthcare administrators in Oklahoma in 2018 was $79,040 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With more experience and skills, those in the top ten percent earned $139,750.
According to the United Health Foundation, Oklahoma comes in 47 out of 50 states for overall population health—not a mark any administrator wants on their report card. A high level of uninsured exacerbates the issue, particularly since the Health Cost Institute found an above-average spending growth rate of 18 percent in the state since 2013.
It’s up to healthcare administrators to bridge that difficult gap and deliver solutions that work for Oklahomans without breaking the bank.
Occupational Forecast for Healthcare Administrators in Oklahoma
According to the Oklahoma Policy Institute, healthcare in 2016 employed 214,347 people, making it the single largest sector in the state economy.
That shows up in BLS rankings, as the bureau puts Oklahoma as the state with the fifth highest concentration of medical and health services managers in the U.S. The state Employment Security Commission estimates that the occupation will grow by 12 percent between 2016 and 2026, creating 660 openings each year. Those come from a combination of attrition in existing positions and new job creation.
Healthcare Administration Salaries in Oklahoma by City
Little Enid punches way above its weight in Oklahoma, delivering the highest median wage in the state at $88,160 for the estimated 90 healthcare administrators working in the area.
- 25th percentile: $59,600
- Median: $79,700
- 75th percentile: $108,110
- 90th percentile: $151,080
- 25th percentile: $65,600
- Median: $85,290
- 75th percentile: $111,530
- 90th percentile: $148,910
- 25th percentile: $55,770
- Median: $76,950
- 75th percentile: $97,160
- 90th percentile: $123,700
- 25th percentile: $70,820
- Median: $88,160
- 75th percentile: $111,390
- 90th percentile: $-
The Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area has the second highest concentrations of jobs for healthcare administrators out of any rural area nationwide:
Salary and employment data compiled by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2018. Figures represent accumulated data for all areas of employment for medical and health services managers https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ok.htm#11-9111.
BLS salary data represents state and MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) average and median earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
Job growth projections sourced from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and published in the U.S. Department of Labor-funded Long Term Occupational Projections (2016-2026) database – https://projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm.
All salary and job growth data accessed in June 2019.