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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
$45,100
25th Percentile Wage
$63,940
50th Percentile Wage
$92,950
75th Percentile Wage
$139,970
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 $139,970. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $92,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $45,100.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201692,9501.74%4.20%
201591,3300.01%-
201491,3201.41%-
201390,0301.09%-
201289,050--

Compare Top Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of top executives in 42 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 $152,930. The lowest paying industry is the child day care services industry (annual salary $62,110). 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
$152,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$135,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$133,950
Hospitals - Privately owned
$133,020
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$131,610
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$130,270
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$126,980
Hospitals - Local government owned
$126,910
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$126,170
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$121,040
Offices of Physicians
$105,570
Hospitals - State government owned
$104,760
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$103,560
Outpatient Care Centers
$103,420
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$102,450
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$100,050
Home Health Care Services
$99,390
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$99,200
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$97,970
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$97,170
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$95,920
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$93,280
Ambulance Services
$90,720
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$88,250
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$85,980
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$85,580
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$85,430
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$84,190
Other Residential Care Facilities
$82,770
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$81,070
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$79,510
Individual and Family Services
$79,060
Offices of Dentists
$78,610
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$78,010
Social Assistance
$77,640
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$75,040
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$75,000
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$74,080
Offices of Optometrists
$70,580
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$70,360
Offices of Chiropractors
$63,140
Child Day Care Services
$62,110

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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