Medical & health services managers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
690k
Average Age
46.3
Estimated Job Growth
31.5%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$89,059
Average Male Salary
$115,142
Average Female Salary
$79,029

About

Medical & health services managers are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Medical & health services managers was $89,059 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Medical & health services managers by wage are Construction managers, Industrial engineers, including health & safety, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Medical & health services managers are Upper East Side PUMA, NY, Franklin & Brentwood Cities PUMA, TN, and Lexington-Fayette County (Outer) PUMA, KY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Medical & health services managers are Grady, McClain & Pottawatomie (South) Counties PUMA, OK, Upper East Side PUMA, NY, and Pelham Parkway, Morris Park & Laconia PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Medical & health services managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Medical & health services managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Medical & health services managers, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Medical & health services managers are paid most in Easley & Clemson Cities PUMA, SC but are relatively concentrated in Grady, McClain & Pottawatomie (South) Counties PUMA, OK.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$89,059
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,207

In 2020, Medical & health services managers earned an average of $89,059, $33,105 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Construction managers make somewhat more than Medical & health services managers while Industrial engineers, including health & safety make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Medical & health services managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.368
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Medical & health services managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.368, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Medical & health services managers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Medical & health services managers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Medical & health services managers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Medical & health services managers.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

690k
2020 Workforce
± 20,351
1.52%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.12%

The number of people employed as Medical & health services managers has been growing at a rate of 1.52%, from 679,956 people in 2019 to 690,290 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Medical & health services managers employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Medical & health services managers at  38.8%, followed by Outpatient care centers with 13.4% and Other health care services with 10%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Medical & health services managers in the US. The average age of male Medical & health services managers in the workforce is 46.9 and of female Medical & health services managers is 46.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Medical & health services managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

192k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 10,743
499k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 17,306

72.2% of Medical & health services managers are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Medical & health services managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Medical & health services managers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

68.5% of Medical & health services managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.4% of Medical & health services managers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Medical & health services managers.

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Age by Sex

46.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.685
46.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.41

The median age of Medical & health services managers is 46.3, and Male employees are generally 0.804 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Medical & health services managers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Medical & health services managers is Health but a relatively high number of Medical & health services managers hold a major in Health.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Medical & health services managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical & health services managers need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Coordination, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Medical & health services managers need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Operations Analysis.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Medical and Health Services Managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Medical and Health Services Managers are expected to see a growth of 31.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Medical and Health Services Managers.
31.5%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Medical and Health Services Managers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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