Salary data published by the State of Oregon Employment Department reveals that, as of 2015, the average hospital and medical office administrator salary in Oregon was $110,500. This equates to an average of $53.12 per hour. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the statewide median salary is roughly 13% less at $96,325.
Job Outlook and Employment Settings for Hospital and Medical Office Administrators in Oregon
According to the State of Oregon Employment Department, the demand for hospital and medical office administrators statewide is expected to increase by 18.5% in the 10-year period from 2012 to 2022. In Lane County, which includes Eugene, the demand is expected to be slightly higher with a projected increase of 19.6%.
Occupational demand is different in each region:
- Portland Metropolitan Area: 19.4%
- Rogue Valley (including Josephine and Jackson counties): 18.3%
- Clackamas: 16.8%
As of 2015, about 67.5% of all hospital and medical office administrators in Oregon were employed in the healthcare and social assistance sector. Of those, nearly 38% were employed in ambulatory healthcare settings such as physicians’ offices, diagnostic laboratories, and home health settings; approximately 40% worked in general medical and surgical hospitals, while 20% worked in nursing home and residential care facilities.
Healthcare Administration Salaries in Oregon by Location
In Oregon, the average salary for hospital and medical office administrators is highest in the Portland area. In fact, the average salary in Portland is 11.5% higher than the statewide average. One of the most lucrative regions for professionals with experience is the Clackamas region (State of Oregon Employment Department, 2015).
Portland Metropolitan Area
- Average: $124,789
- Entry-Level: $60,299 to $78,666
- Average: $101,885
- Median: $93,267
- Experienced: $114,442 to $147,368
- Entry-Level: $56,826 to $70,512
- Average: $97,302
- Median: $92,810
- Experienced: $116,605 to $142,397
- Entry-Level: $53,435 to $61,069
- Average: $94,533
- Median: $88,795
- Experienced: $120,765 to $147,368
For comparative purposes, a full analysis of all hospital and medical office administrator salaries in Oregon are shown below, as published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014:
*Salaries are at or above $90 per hour and $187,199 per year. The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics does not report salaries beyond these values.