Health Administration Salaries in Oregon

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%.

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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

(Including Gresham)

  • Average: $124,789

Mid-Valley

(Including Salem)

  • Entry-Level: $60,299 to $78,666
  • Average: $101,885
  • Median: $93,267
  • Experienced: $114,442 to $147,368

Lane

(Including Eugene)

  • Entry-Level: $56,826 to $70,512
  • Average: $97,302
  • Median: $92,810
  • Experienced: $116,605 to $142,397

Clackamas

  • 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:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bend OR
140
88680
Corvallis OR
110
100710
Eugene-Springfield OR
290
97300
Medford OR
230
105340
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA
2420
121740
Salem OR
340
98330
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area
190
90740
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area
180
110780
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area
140
103480
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area
140
77460

*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.

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