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Mississippi Healthcare Administration Salaries - MS

Though Mississippi, statistically, is not known as one of the highest paying states in which to work, healthcare managers and administrators actually make a surprisingly large amount of money, according to salary aggregator Indeed.com.

The site lists the state average for the career at $90,000 dollars, and breaks down the average salary for some of the state’s largest cities in the following way:

  • Jackson - $80,000
  • Hattiesburg - $64,000
  • Biloxi - $58,000
  • West Gulfport - $51,000

As you can see, location plays a huge role in what you can expect a healthcare administration salary in Mississippi to be, but it is only one of many factors.

The level of education you have, the amount of responsibility you take on, the type of facility you work for, and the type of work you do, all play a large role in determining how much you’ll take home.

For example, the administrators running the North Mississippi Medical Center are likely to make almost double what a lone manager in charge of a tiny general practice clinic in Gulfport would. A former RN-turned-manager who was promoted to run the day-to-day operations of an emergency ward in Jackson might make around $80,000, while an office manager in a dermatologist’s practice might make closer to $60,000, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics.

Career opportunities are rapidly growing in Mississippi, and upon graduation, for at least the next decade and probably far longer; you can expect to be confronted with a lot of choices as to where to start working. Take some time and make sure to choose the one that’s right for you, and for your plans.

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