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Virginia Healthcare Administration Salaries - VA

The average salary for healthcare administrators in Virginia is $91,590, which is slightly above the national average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Applicants that have both experience in healthcare and a strong business management background will earn a higher salary than those with less experience. Salary is also dependent on the type of facility.  Administrators in large hospitals tend to earn a higher salary than those at private practices or nursing care facilities. Facilities in large cities and metropolitan areas also pay a higher salary.

Healthcare administrators, while not “on call” in the same way as doctors, work long hours and must deal with problems regardless of when they occur. Thus, their salary reflects the higher level of responsibility.

CareerTotal EmploymentAnnual Median Wage
Computer Systems Analysts26,480$94,520
Database Administrators5,830$94,830
Pharmacists7,000$122,950
Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Higher salaries and prestige will increase the competition for healthcare administrator positions in large hospitals and practices with several physicians. Significant job growth is likely to occur in long-term and managed care facilities as the population grows older. Regardless of the setting, healthcare administrators in Virginia will be well-compensated for professionalism, leadership, communication skills and critical thinking in a fast-changing healthcare climate.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the following salary information for these cities and metropolitan areas in Virginia:

Arlington-Alexandria metro - $103,450
Charlottesville - $97,780
Roanoke - $92,740
Richmond - $92,640
Virginia Beach-Norfolk - $79,630

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