According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis, the average of all health administration salaries in Pennsylvania during 2014 was $95,190. The average entry-level salary was 40% less at $56,900, while the average salary among experienced administrators in the state that year was nearly 17% higher at $114,340.
Occupational Outlook and Employment Settings for Healthcare Administrators in Pennsylvania
Occupational statistics researched and published by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis, revealed that the demand for healthcare administration professionals is projected to increase by 15% between 2012 and 2022. Of the jobs that will become available during that time, approximately 39% are expected to be due to growth and demand. Approximately 61% of job opportunities during that time are expected to be due to replacement factors, such as retirement.
As of 2012, approximately 24% of healthcare administrators statewide worked in general medical and surgical hospitals. About 14% were employed in ambulatory care settings, such as physicians’ offices and outpatient care centers, while 8.1% worked in home health settings and 5.9% worked in nursing care facilities.
Healthcare Administration Salaries in Pennsylvania by County
Healthcare administration professionals with a lot of experience will find some of their most lucrative opportunities in Berks County, where the salary among experienced administrators averages $168,190 as of 2014. This was 32% higher than the statewide average that year. Union County is one of the most lucrative areas for recent graduates and administrators with less experience (Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis, 2014):
- Entry-Level: $47,560
- Average: $127,980
- Experienced: $168,190
(Including Lewisburg, New Berlin)
- Entry-Level: $83,850
- Average: $115,260
- Experienced: $130,970
- Entry-Level: $68,090
- Average: $111,290
- Experienced: $132,890
- Entry-Level: $78,050
- Average: $110,850
- Experienced: $127,240
- Entry-Level: $73,410
- Average: $106,450
- Experienced: $122,970
A full, comparative salary analysis of healthcare administrators across Pennsylvania is presented in the table below (United States Department of Labor, 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.