Health Administration Salaries in Wisconsin

2014 data published on Wisconsin’s Worknet, the state’s online portal for occupational information, showed that the average statewide healthcare administration salary in Wisconsin was $89,860. The average salary among recent graduates and entry-level professionals was nearly 35% less than the statewide average at $58,580.

Experienced administrators in Wisconsin earned an average of $105,510 that year, nearly 14% more than the statewide average.

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Occupational Forecast for Healthcare Administrators in Wisconsin

According to occupational data published on Wisconsin’s Worknet, the need for healthcare administrators statewide is projected to increase by 15.69% between 2012 and 2022. It’s important to mention, though, that some regions of the state may have greater demand than others.

Here is a look at the estimated 10-year occupational growth rates for healthcare administrators in Wisconsin by location:

  • WDA3 (Washington, Ozaukee, and Waukesha counties): 30.56%
  • WDA1 (Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties): 24.42%
  • WDA8 (Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix counties): 23.6%
  • WDA11 (Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, and Rock counties): 21.94%
  • WDA10 (Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Marquette, and Sauk counties): 21.11%
  • WDA5 (Brown, Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, and Sheboygan counties): 20.10%
  • WDA4 (Calumet, Green Lake, Fond Du Lac, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago counties): 17.67%

Healthcare Administration Salaries in Wisconsin by County

Dane County, which includes Madison, offers one of the highest salary averages for healthcare administrators in Wisconsin. The average salary in Dane County supersedes the statewide average by about 5%. Milwaukee County offers one of the highest salary averages for experienced administrators. The average salary of experienced administrators in Milwaukee County exceeds the statewide average by about 4% (Wisconsin Worknet, 2014):

Statewide

  • Entry: $58,580
  • Average: $89,860
  • Experienced: $105,510

Milwaukee County

(Including Milwaukee)

  • Entry: $59,480
  • Average: $93,150
  • Experienced: $109,990

Dane County

(Including Madison)

  • Entry: $65,210
  • Average: $94,850
  • Experienced: $109,680

Brown County

(Including Green Bay)

  • Entry: $51,890
  • Average: $81,320
  • Experienced: $96,030

Walworth County

(Including Geneva)

  • Entry: $63,360
  • Average: $89,610
  • Experienced: $102,730

A complete review of healthcare administration salaries in Wisconsin, as published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014, is shown for comparative purposes in the table below:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Appleton WI
210
87620
Eau Claire WI
260
99740
Green Bay WI
320
80360
Janesville WI
190
85540
La Crosse WI-MN
220
73340
Madison WI
700
95920
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis WI
2210
93400
Oshkosh-Neenah WI
210
83900
Racine WI
150
89750
Sheboygan WI
80
90990
Wausau WI
180
88140
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
290
80890
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
380
83180
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
260
85760
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
140
91200
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
180
86880

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