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.
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
- 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: