Saturday, October 31, 2020

Health Services Management Pay in the Top 20 Metro Areas

There were just over 394,000 health service management jobs in the U.S. as of May 2019 according to data available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  Health services managers, ranging from front line supervisors to chief executives, are integral to maximizing the operational effectiveness of a wide variety of healthcare businesses, including hospitals, outpatient care centers, skilled nursing facilities, physicians' offices, and home health care service providers. Because of this key 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.  The BLS further reported that, as of May 2019, health services management pay in the nation's twenty largest metropolitan areas was as follows:
 
Metropolitan Area # Employed Annual Mean Wages
1 New York-Newark-Jersey City 28,490 $144,370
2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 12,280 $132,070
3 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin 11,270 $128,980
4 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 10,060 $108,540
5 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land 8,340 $114,140
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria 9,650 $131,710
7 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach 6,960 $114,190
8 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington 9,040 $111,740
9 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta n/a $113,170
10 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler 5,530 $123,580
11 Boston-Cambridge-Newton 12,370 $139,240
12 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley 5,560 $142,760
13 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 3,390 $130,960
14 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn 5,710 $112,020
15 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 4,470 $129,180
16 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington 5,440 $119,740
17 San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad 3,180 $129,640
18 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater 3,590 $111,110
19 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood 3,040 $128,330
20 St. Louis 3,880 $107,350
National 394,910 $115,160

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on October 26, 2020