Health Administration Salaries in Oklahoma

The median annual salary for healthcare administrators in Oklahoma in 2020 was $83,040 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With more experience and skills, those in the top ten percent earned $151,080.

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According to the United Health Foundation in 2020, Oklahoma came in 48th 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 BLS, in 2020 healthcare practitioners and technical occupations accounted for 102,260 jobs in Oklahoma, making it the most significant sector in the state. That year the state counted 6,430 healthcare administrator jobs.

The state Employment Security Commission estimates that this occupation will grow by 11 percent between 2018 and 2028, creating 730 openings each year. Those come from a combination of attrition in existing positions and new job creation.

Healthcare Administration Salaries in Oklahoma by City

Lawton offers the highest median wage in the state at $94,050, followed by Tulsa at $87,800. When it comes to healthcare managers in the top 90th percentile, locations offering the most lucrative salaries are Tulsa at $163,380 and Oklahoma City at $153,890.

Oklahoma City

  • 25th percentile: $64,590
  • Median: $84,730
  • 90th percentile: $153,890

Tulsa

  • 25th percentile: $72,060
  • Median: $87,800
  • 90th percentile: $163,380

Lawton

  • 25th percentile: $75,920
  • Median: $94,050
  • 90th percentile: $136,360

Enid

  • 25th percentile: $49,090
  • Median: $67,530
  • 90th percentile: $102,890

The Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area has the fifth-highest number of healthcare administrator jobs out of all rural areas nationwide:

Area Name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Enid
90
85030
Lawton
170
96390
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
560
95720
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
-
86690
Oklahoma City
2850
96290
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
680
89180
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
240
83530
Tulsa
1350
101950

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

Job growth projections sourced from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission 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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