Health Administration Salaries in Tennessee

As of 2014, the median salary among healthcare administrators in Tennessee was $78,756, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The entry-level salary was 32% less at $53,789, while the most experienced healthcare administrators earned 25% more at $105,692.

Memphis was home to the best-paid healthcare administrators in the sate. Here they enjoyed a median salary of $86,863, nearly $8000 higher than the statewide median.

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Job Growth and Key Areas of Employment for Tennessee’s Healthcare Administrators

Statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development in 2008 indicates steady career growth and opportunity for healthcare administration professionals in Tennessee. The Department estimates that between 2008 and 2018, the demand for healthcare administrators will increase by 12.6%. Job growth in healthcare administration is always seen in segments of the healthcare system experiencing increased use and general job growth. Based on data published in the 2015 Economic Report to the Governor, a publication of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Center for Business and Economic Research, the largest upward trends in healthcare statewide are happening within ambulatory healthcare settings. In fact, in the one-year period from March of 2014 to March of 2015, employment within ambulatory care settings increased by 3.3%.

Employment data published by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development in 2012 revealed that the largest number of healthcare administrators in Tennessee was found in the Nashville regional area, primarily in the counties of Davidson, Rutherford, Trousdale, and Wilson. Following close behind was the Memphis regional area, including the counties of Fayette and Shelby.

Healthcare Administrator Salaries in Tennessee According to Location and Experience

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development provides the range of salaries for healthcare administrators in key locales throughout Tennessee according to level of experience:

Memphis

  • Entry-Level: $56,600
  • Median: $86,863
  • Experienced: $112,018

Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro

  • Entry-Level: $57,536
  • Median: $85,271
  • Experienced: $114,645

Knoxville

  • Entry-Level: $53,950
  • Median: $73,682
  • Experienced: $98,059

Chattanooga

  • Entry-Level: $53,223
  • Median: $75,592
  • Experienced: $103,866

Clarksville

  • Entry-Level: $54,611
  • Median: $81,096
  • Experienced: $94,210

Shown below is a full analysis of healthcare administrator salaries throughout Tennessee according to data published by the US Department of Labor in 2014:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Chattanooga TN-GA
600
86990
Clarksville TN-KY
250
81010
Cleveland TN
90
90640
Jackson TN
290
73490
Johnson City TN
230
92820
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol TN-VA
230
91580
Knoxville TN
890
83360
Memphis TN-MS-AR
1440
93550
Morristown TN
70
77850
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin TN
2870
95610
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
320
72140
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
290
70460
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
250
79800
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
200
66710

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