The Virginia Labor Market Information online portal revealed that the median salary among healthcare administration professionals in Virginia was $90,280 as of 2013. Entry-level healthcare and medical office administrators earned an average of 31% less at $62,070, while the most experienced professionals earned an average of nearly 23% more at $116,740 that year.
It’s also worth noting that in 2012 the largest number of medical office administrators was working in the northern workforce area of the state, which includes the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, and Prince William as well as the city of Alexandria.
Employment Forecast and Settings for Healthcare Administrators in Virginia
The need for hospital and medical office administrators in Virginia is estimated to increase by 21.13% in the 10-year period between 2012 and 2022, according to employment forecast data published on the Virginia Labor Market Information (LMI). The average expected overall job growth rate statewide is 13%, so by comparison, job growth for hospital and medical office administrators is much faster.
The vast majority of healthcare administrators in Virginia work for hospitals. According to the LMI, those that worked elsewhere were found in the following settings (2013):
- 5% worked in physicians’ offices
- 6% worked in outpatient care centers
- 5% worked in home health facilities
- 6% worked in medical and diagnostic laboratories
Healthcare Administrator Salaries in Virginia by Metropolitan Area
The Arlington metropolitan area is one of the highest paying for entry-level administrators, while Winchester is one of the highest paying areas for experienced administrators (Virginia Labor Market Information, 2013):
Washington, Arlington, Alexandria
- Entry-Level: $75,578
- Median: $100,625
- Experienced: $123,263
- Entry-Level: $62,160
- Median: $90,480
- Experienced: $120,360
Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News
- Entry-Level: $60,111
- Median: $85,066
- Experienced: $108,290
- Entry-Level: $71,887
- Median: $111,269
- Experienced: $146,752
The comparative analysis below shows healthcare administration salaries in Virginia during 2014 as provided by the United States Department of Labor:
*Salaries are at or above $90 per hour and $187,199 per year. The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics does not report salaries beyond these values.