Friday, September 4, 2020

The Best and Worst States for Health Services Management Pay

There were just over 394,000 health service management jobs in the U.S. as of May 2019 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 2019, the national mean wage for health service managers was $115,160 per year, well above the $53,490 annual mean wage for all occupations in the U.S.  That said, there is a wide disparity from state-to-state in the average annual wages earned by health services managers.  According to BLS data as of May 2019, the ten best pay states for health service managers were:
  • New York:  $147,000
  • Hawaii: $133,320
  • California: $133,040
  • Massachusetts: $132,960
  • Delaware: $131,540
  • Rhode Island: $131,500
  • Connecticut: $128,970
  • New Mexico: $126,820
  • Maryland: $126,340
  • Illinois: $125,330
Bringing up the rear for health service management pay were these ten states:
  • Montana: $97,230
  • Mississippi: $96,210
  • Maine: $95,600
  • Idaho: $94,960
  • Oklahoma: $94,460
  • Alabama: $94,160
  • Kansas: $94,060
  • Kentucky: $90,280
  • Iowa: $87,940
  • Arkansas: $87,290

So where does your state rank for health services management pay?

Refer to Health Services Managers Average Wages by State for more information.