What Is the Average Salary for a Health Administration Career?

The average yearly salary of a health care administrator in the United States is $64,162, as of 2015. The total pay on a yearly basis, including bonuses, overtime pay and other forms of earnings, can reach up to $105,483.

Health care administrators with less than one year of experience earn 12 percent less relative to the national average, while those with more than 10 years of experience working as health care administrators earn up to 14 percent more. Entry-level health care administrator positions require a four-year bachelor’s degree, whereas positions in the upper management, such as working as a CEO, require a master's degree in business administration or a field related to health care.