Health Administration Salaries in Pennsylvania

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.

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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):

Berks County

(Including Reading)

  • Entry-Level: $47,560
  • Average: $127,980
  • Experienced: $168,190

Union County

(Including Lewisburg, New Berlin)

  • Entry-Level: $83,850
  • Average: $115,260
  • Experienced: $130,970

Philadelphia County

(Including Philadelphia)

  • Entry-Level: $68,090
  • Average: $111,290
  • Experienced: $132,890

Lebanon County

(Including Lebanon)

  • Entry-Level: $78,050
  • Average: $110,850
  • Experienced: $127,240

Chester County

(Including Coatesville)

  • 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):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton PA-NJ
770
98090
Altoona PA
120
106310
Erie PA
300
79830
Harrisburg-Carlisle PA
650
95670
Johnstown PA
110
81850
Lancaster PA
340
84140
Lebanon PA
100
110850
Philadelphia PA Metropolitan Division
4660
105680
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA-NJ-DE-MD
6580
109240
Pittsburgh PA
2760
86070
Reading PA
430
127980
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre PA
650
81540
State College PA
130
91280
Williamsport PA
140
99080
York-Hanover PA
310
85160
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
410
78800
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
340
76190
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
200
86620
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
740
85140

*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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