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Chief Executive Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Chief Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$78,260
25th Percentile Wage
$106,530
50th Percentile Wage
$160,940
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $160,940. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $106,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chief executives is $78,260.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$160,940
6.59% 10.32%
2016
$150,340
2.89% -
2015
$145,990
0.76% -
2014
$144,880
0.20% -
2013
$144,590
0.18% -
2012
$144,330
- -

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

The average salaries of chief executives in 36 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 chief executive occupations is the specialty hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $207,930. The lowest paying industry is the community food and housing, and emergency and other relief services industry (annual salary $116,100). For detailed chief executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$207,930
Ambulance Services
$205,990
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$199,910
Offices of Physicians
$195,290
Hospitals - Local government owned
$194,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$194,810
Hospitals - State government owned
$193,920
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$190,070
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$189,590
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$172,730
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$172,310
Offices of Dentists
$168,960
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$161,700
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$159,930
Outpatient Care Centers
$159,340
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$154,110
Offices of Optometrists
$153,750
Home Health Care Services
$151,590
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$148,220
Offices of Chiropractors
$146,820
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$146,160
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$141,940
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$136,910
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$133,580
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$131,750
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$130,690
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$130,470
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$127,080
Child Day Care Services
$125,860
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$125,700
Other Residential Care Facilities
$122,720
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$120,940
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$119,870
Social Assistance
$118,360
Individual and Family Services
$116,680
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$116,100

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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