Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The Best and Worst States for Health Services Management Pay

There were just under 515,000 health services management jobs in the U.S. as of May 2023 according to data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Health services managers, ranging from chief executives to front-line supervisors, play a key role in maximizing the operational effectiveness of a wide variety of healthcare businesses, including hospitals, physicians' offices, outpatient care centers, skilled nursing facilities, and home health care service providers. Because of this key operational role, health services management positions tend to pay more than most healthcare occupations, excluding certain high-skill clinical occupations in medicine and dentistry.  The BLS estimated that, as of May 2023, the national mean wage for health service managers was $134,440 per year. An examination of May 2023 BLS data shows that, based on annual mean wage levels, these were the best and worst states for health services management pay:

Best Paying States
New York $179,160
District of Columbia $170,710
Delaware $164,190
New Jersey $162,430
Massachusetts $158,540
California $156,140
Washington $152,880
Maryland $150,590
New Hampshire $150,090
Oregon $149,450

Worst Paying States
Nebraska $115,090
Oklahoma $113,940
Louisiana $113,400
Indiana $112,690
Iowa $109,880
Kentucky $109,640
Wyoming $107,750
Alabama $99,270
Arkansas $97,250
Mississippi $95,140

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on April 15, 2024