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Highest Paying Industries for Medical and Health Services Managers

The top 100 highest paying industries for medical and health services managers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $145,300, pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing is the highest paying industry for medical and health services managers. It is followed by computer and electronic product manufacturing industry (average annual salary $143,490). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of medical and health services managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Medical and Health Services Managers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$145,300
310
2 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$143,490
90
3 Chemical Manufacturing
$141,630
320
4 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$140,220
160
5 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$139,880
90
6 Nonstore Retailers
$139,800
160
7 Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$131,590
450
8 Retail Trade
$129,930
730
9 Manufacturing
$126,980
580
10 Health and Personal Care Stores
$125,110
540
11 Information
$121,120
40
12 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$119,050
1,990
13 Scientific Research and Development Services
$117,540
2,170
14 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$117,440
410
15 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$116,650
30
16 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$114,690
340
17 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$114,630
330
18 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$113,520
40
19 Insurance Carriers
$111,790
3,980
20 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$111,700
3,600
21 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$111,220
n/a
22 Federal government, including USPS
$111,000
12,300
23 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$111,000
12,290
24 Finance and Insurance
$107,910
4,950
25 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$107,780
4,910
26 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$106,350
360
27 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$105,590
70
28 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$103,700
9,930
29 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$103,320
4,520
30 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$102,920
90
31 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$102,420
3,230
32 Testing Laboratories
$102,070
30
33 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$101,990
180
34 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$101,780
100
35 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$101,780
100
36 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$101,470
4,960
37 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$101,380
40
38 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$101,350
98,160
39 Hospitals - Privately owned
$101,050
104,830
40 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$100,500
4,510
41 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$100,410
114,260
42 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$99,930
123,390
43 Wholesale Trade
$98,880
630
44 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$98,310
26,600
45 Federal, State, and Local Government
$98,310
26,600
46 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$96,530
60
47 Office Administrative Services
$96,510
2,760
48 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$96,460
48,400
49 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$96,200
4,510
50 Hospitals - State government owned
$95,980
5,550
51 Educational Services - Local government owned
$95,930
480
52 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$95,700
1,540
53 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$95,580
740
54 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$95,140
2,700
55 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$95,040
5,100
56 Educational Services - State government owned
$94,900
2,750
57 Offices of Chiropractors
$93,990
190
58 Educational Services
$93,930
5,800
59 Hospitals - Local government owned
$93,440
13,020
60 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$93,370
12,870
61 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$93,320
4,730
62 Administrative and Support Services
$93,290
4,720
63 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$93,190
2,200
64 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$93,110
50
65 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$92,540
860
66 Educational Services - Privately owned
$92,500
2,580
67 Health Care and Social Assistance
$91,360
250,710
68 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$91,340
140
69 Educational Support Services
$91,140
70
70 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$90,940
21,920
71 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$90,690
930
72 Facilities Support Services
$90,380
100
73 Other Insurance Related Activities
$90,140
880
74 Temporary Help Services
$90,050
1,210
75 State government, including schools and hospitals
$89,980
14,180
76 Employment Services
$89,840
1,770
77 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$89,540
2,150
78 Transportation and Warehousing
$88,790
40
79 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$88,200
990
80 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$87,670
5,690
81 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$87,620
260
82 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$87,380
150
83 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$87,240
420
84 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$87,140
7,820
85 Outpatient Care Centers
$86,850
18,720
86 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$86,630
4,170
87 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$86,360
240
88 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$86,360
240
89 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$86,190
8,430
90 Offices of Physicians
$86,050
32,640
91 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$85,550
89,480
92 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$84,910
260
93 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$83,100
1,910
94 Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$82,750
620
95 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$82,740
110
96 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$82,390
140
97 Offices of Dentists
$82,370
2,030
98 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$82,330
5,880
99 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$81,960
3,360
100 Home Health Care Services
$81,940
19,010
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