A national leader for its access to healthcare and its lower healthcare costs, Utah isn’t just a great place to be a resident, it’s a prime spot to be a healthcare administrator.
The median salary for these professionals in Utah is $104,770—nearly $5,000 above the national average. And job growth here is downright impressive. Between 2016 and 2026, healthcare administrator jobs in Utah are projected to increase by 39.1% – far above the national average growth rate of 20.5%.
What’s Influencing Jobs in Healthcare Administration Jobs in Utah?
The healthcare industry in Utah, like many parts of the country, plays an important role in the state’s economy. In fact, Utah’s healthcare industry, which has a long history of innovative and quality healthcare, employs more than 200,000 people, making it a major contributor to the state’s GDP. The BLS reports a total of 3,560 healthcare administrators in Utah.
A good example of the state’s strong healthcare system is Intermountain Healthcare which, according to a November 2018 article in St. George News, will spend about $1.2 billion over the next five years on new construction projections designed to improve access to care. Their plans include new hospitals in Layton and Spanish Fork, along with hospital and clinic expansions in St. George, Layton, Lehi, and Sandy.
A Closer Look at Where Healthcare Administrators Are Earning the Most
Healthcare administrators in the Salt Lake City metro area come out ahead of their colleagues in other parts of the state in terms of median salaries. Here they earn $130,190 – $12,000 more than those in the Provo-Orem metro area, who earn $118,140, and about $20,000 more than those in the St. George and Logan metro areas.
But the top 10% of healthcare administrators in the Logan metro area pull out far ahead, earning an average salary of $195,340, followed closely by those in the Provo-Orem metro area, who earn $194,230.
Salt Lake City
- 25th percentile: $73,060
- Median: $96,880
- 75th percentile: $130,910
- 90th percentile: $173,560
- 25th percentile: $57,830
- Median: $79,260
- 75th percentile: $118,140
- 90th percentile: $194,230
- 25th percentile: $63,420
- Median: $82,490
- 75th percentile: $102,400
- 90th percentile: $131,960
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a full breakdown of healthcare administrator salaries in Utah, as of 2018, here:
Salary and employment data compiled by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2018. Figures represent accumulated data for all areas of employment for medical and health services managers– https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ut.htm#11-0000.
BLS salarydata represents state and MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) average and median earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
Job growth projections sourced from the Utah Department of Workforce Services and published in the U.S. Department of Labor-funded Long Term Occupational Projections (2016-2026) database – https://projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm.
All salary and job growth data accessed in July 2019.