Health Administration Salaries in Virginia

Virginia’s healthcare administrators are the behind-the-scenes stars of the state’s robust healthcare system, which was ranked second in the nation for its overall quality of health by the United Health Foundation in 2020.

And the salaries of these professionals reflect this. Healthcare administrators in Virginia earn a median salary of $109,790 – more than $5,500 above the national median for these professionals.

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Factors Influencing Job Growth for Healthcare Administrators in Virginia

Healthcare in Virginia is a major driver of the economy, and the hospitals and health systems here contribute $40 billion to the GDP, support more than 125,000 direct jobs, and pay out $8.5 billion in payroll and benefits annually, according to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association.

The sheer size and strength of the healthcare industry in Virginia support the 7,630 healthcare administrators working here and the growth in this profession which, between 2018 and 2028, is projected to be a robust 18.3%.

Where Virginia Healthcare Administrators Are Earning the Most

The largest number of healthcare administrators in Virginia is located in the major metropolitan area Virginia Beach. The locations with the best median salaries in Virginia are Richmond at $113,280, Charlottesville at $110,670, and non-metro Northeast Virginia at $109,460.

Most healthcare administrators here earn near or in the six figures for median salaries. The highest employment levels are in the Virginia Beach and Richmond areas, which together account for well-over half of all employment statewide.

Richmond

  • 25th percentile: $89,870
  • Median: $113,280
  • 90th percentile: $178,760

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

  • 25th percentile: $85,200
  • Median: $105,060
  • 90th percentile: $159,540

Charlottesville

  • 25th percentile: $91,970
  • Median: $110,670
  • 90th percentile: NA

Roanoke

  • 25th percentile: $75,770
  • Median: $107,440
  • 90th percentile: $170,240

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a further breakdown of healthcare administrator salaries in Virginia, by metro and non-metro areas, here:

Area Name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
110
85110
Charlottesville
390
126440
Harrisonburg
80
104940
Lynchburg
240
109480
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area
40
120730
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area
70
95670
Richmond
1320
120560
Roanoke
480
113070
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
270
115520
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area
260
93460
Staunton-Waynesboro
120
112230
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
1460
109690
Winchester
140
111360

2020 US Bureau of Labor Statistics salary figures for Medical and Health Services Managers.

Job growth projections sourced from the Virginia Workforce Connection 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.

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