Health Administration Salaries in Utah

In 2014, the Utah Department of Workforce Services reported that the median healthcare administration salary in the state was $85,330. That year, the average salary among less experienced healthcare administrators was 35% less at $55,980, which represents the average starting salary offered to those new to the field.

Job Growth Projections for Healthcare Administrators in Utah

In Utah, the field of healthcare administration is experiencing more rapid growth than just about anywhere else in the nation. In fact, the Utah Department of Workforce Services expects that between 2012 and 2022 the number of jobs for healthcare administrators will increase by 35% statewide. That is in comparison to an expected 23% increase in demand nationwide.

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In Utah, the greatest demand for healthcare administrators is expected to occur in Washington County where job opportunities are estimated to increase by 42% during the 10-year period between 2012 and 2022. The need for healthcare administrators in the Provo and Orem areas is expected to increase by 39% during that same time frame, while an increase of 35% is expected in the Salt Lake metropolitan area.

It’s also worth mentioning that the Utah Department of Workforce Services has assigned a five-star rating to the healthcare administration profession, identifying it as a high-salaried, high-demand occupation.

Healthcare Administration Salaries in Utah by Region

The Utah Department of Workforce Services has reported that salaries for healthcare administration professionals are much higher than that of most other occupations throughout the state. Here is a look at salaries for this occupation by region (2012):

Salt Lake Metropolitan Area

(Salt Lake County, Summit County, Tooele County)

  • Inexperienced: $60,780
  • Median: $88,200

Provo/Orem Metropolitan Area

(Utah County and Juab County)

  • Inexperienced: $42,690
  • Median: $82,650

Ogden/Clearfield Metropolitan Area

(Davis County, Weber County, Morgan County)

  • Inexperienced: $59,290
  • Median: $81,750

St. George Metropolitan Area

(Washington County)

  • Inexperienced: $46,730
  • Median: $73,400

Bear River Metropolitan Area

(Box Elder County, Cache County, Rich County)

  • Inexperienced: $51,803
  • Median: $87,871

For comparison, an analysis of healthcare administration salaries throughout Utah, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014, is shown here:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Logan UT-ID
110
93990
Ogden-Clearfield UT
280
89260
Provo-Orem UT
390
87190
St. George UT
110
83100
Salt Lake City UT
1290
99380
West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area
40
97630
South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area
30
97980
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area
120
85720

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