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West Virginia Healthcare Administration Salaries - WV

By Kathy Foust, allied health world contributing writer

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The healthcare administration salary in West Virginia is not a simple thing to describe. There are so many different types of specialized healthcare facilities that there is not a single, across the board salary associated with this profession. Some of the things that can have an impact on the pay scale would be education, length of employment, experience, location and the facility itself.

Education will be one of the most dominant factors when it comes to determining a salary level within a facility. Experience will be another one. Someone who is fresh out of grad school may not earn as much as someone who is fresh out of grad school but has 5 years of experience in the field. The bottom line here is that a well rounded education using academics as well as actual experience is the ticket to getting to maximum salary levels.

Generally an administrator is going to work in a hospital or large medical facility. Some of the facilities in West Virginia include Charleston Area Medical Center, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital and Bluefield Regional Medical Center to name a few.

As the salary varies from facility to facility, it also varies by geographic location as well. Part of this is due to the economic status of a given location, and some of it is due to the need for administers within that location. Though the Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the average healthcare administration salary in West Virginia as $83,000, this number is all encompassing and does not describe specific regions. Wheeling, West Virginia has an average salary of $44,000 while Huntington and Charleston, West Virginia are listed as $63,000. Parkersburg, West Virginia offers an average salary of $57,000.

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