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 $90,950. And job growth here is downright impressive. Between 2018 and 2028, healthcare administrator jobs in Utah are projected to increase by 29.8%, and that means an estimated 520 job openings due to market expansion and natural turnover throughout that period.
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 4,040 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.
Utah’s 2022 budget devotes fully $8.46 billion to funding social services including healthcare, by far the largest expenditure in the state’s budget, accounting for 36%.
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 $98,980; about $20,000 more than those in the St. George, Provo-Orem, and Logan metro areas.
The top 90th percentile of healthcare administrators earn the most in Salt Lake City at $203,400, followed in that category by those in the Provo-Orem area at $180,860 and next by those in Logan at $175,980.
Salt Lake City
- 25th percentile: $73,010
- Median: $98,980
- 90th percentile: $203,400
- 25th percentile: $56,870
- Median: $80,690
- 90th percentile: $180,860
- 25th percentile: $64,910
- Median: $84,200
- 90th percentile: $145,110
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a full breakdown of healthcare administrator salaries in Utah, as of 2018, here:
2020 US Bureau of Labor Statistics salary figures for Medical and Health Services Managers.
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 (2018-2028) database – https://projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm.
Salary figures and job market projections represent state data, not school-specific information.
Conditions in your area may vary. Data accessed August 2021.