Vermont’s long been heralded for its quality of, and access, to healthcare, which is made possible, in part, by the work of healthcare administrators, who enjoy strong salaries and job growth in the coming years.
Healthcare administrators in Vermont are valued for ensuring that the state’s healthcare system functions effectively and efficiently, and their salaries reflect their importance. These administrators of healthcare earn a median salary of $96,680 in Vermont, and when you approach the 90th percentile of earners that number shoots up to $172,390. Future job projections are also rosy, showing a steady 11.6% increase in the number of healthcare administrators between 2018 and 2028.
Factors Influencing the Demand for Vermont Healthcare Administrators
Vermont is ranked as the fifth healthiest state in the U.S., second in the nation for its women and children’s care, and eighth in the nation for senior health. According to Think Vermont, part of the Department of Economic Development, the Green Mountain State is also ranked first the nation for its overall health system performance, with factors like healthcare access, quality, health outcomes, and healthcare equity considered in this ranking.
Healthcare administrators often work out of Vermont’s 14 nonprofit hospitals, 8 small critical access hospitals, 5 mid-size rural hospitals, 2 academic medical centers, a VA hospital, and 5 psychiatric inpatient facilities. Healthcare is vital to the economy here, employing about 51,000 workers, which equates to 9% of the state’s total workforce.
Where Vermont Healthcare Administrators Earn the Most, by Metro Area
The Burlington metro area’s median salary of $97,650 is just above par compared with the state’s overall median, and it increases to $184,410 for those in the top 90th percentile. The Southern non-metro region of the state wins the prize for having the highest median salary at $102,390.
- 25th percentile: $74,970
- Median: $97,650
- 90th percentile: $184,410
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a further breakdown of salary ranges for healthcare administrators in Vermont here:
2020 US Bureau of Labor Statistics salary figures for Medical and Health Services Managers.
Job growth projections sourced from the Vermont Department of Labor 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.