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Top Executive Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of top executives in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare top executive salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Top Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,070
25th Percentile Wage
$64,170
50th Percentile Wage
$94,550
75th Percentile Wage
$143,400
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for top executives in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) top executives is $143,400. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $94,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $45,070.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$94,550
1.69% 5.82%
2016
$92,950
1.74% -
2015
$91,330
0.01% -
2014
$91,320
1.41% -
2013
$90,030
1.09% -
2012
$89,050
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Compare Top Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of top executives in 43 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for top executive occupations is the general medical and surgical hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $178,440. The lowest paying industry is the offices of optometrists industry (annual salary $57,900). For detailed top executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$178,440
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$151,520
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$145,640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$144,860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$144,280
Hospitals - Local government owned
$144,060
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$143,460
Hospitals - Privately owned
$143,080
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$140,910
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$130,640
Hospitals - State government owned
$110,880
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$110,810
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$109,740
Offices of Physicians
$108,800
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$107,930
Outpatient Care Centers
$104,270
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$101,970
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$101,030
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$99,700
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$99,020
Home Health Care Services
$98,940
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$98,060
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$94,970
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$94,580
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$90,920
Ambulance Services
$90,620
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$90,460
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$87,440
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$86,030
Other Residential Care Facilities
$85,060
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$83,940
Offices of Dentists
$81,330
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$80,570
Individual and Family Services
$80,090
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$79,310
Social Assistance
$78,890
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$78,610
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$78,380
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$74,200
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$70,470
Offices of Chiropractors
$65,810
Child Day Care Services
$64,790
Offices of Optometrists
$57,900

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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