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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
$70,880
25th Percentile Wage
$100,260
50th Percentile Wage
$150,340
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 $150,340. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $100,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chief executives is $70,880.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016150,3402.89%4.00%
2015145,9900.76%-
2014144,8800.20%-
2013144,5900.18%-
2012144,330--

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

The average salaries of chief executives in 35 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 other residential care facilities industry (annual salary $109,580). 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
Hospitals - State government owned
$193,920
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$190,070
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$189,590
Hospitals - Local government owned
$183,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$183,450
Offices of Physicians
$180,360
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$178,500
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$172,730
Ambulance Services
$169,120
Offices of Dentists
$168,960
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$157,950
Outpatient Care Centers
$155,630
Offices of Optometrists
$153,750
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$150,360
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$149,700
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$147,650
Home Health Care Services
$140,910
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$136,410
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$135,590
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$133,670
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$127,070
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$126,470
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$121,320
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$119,240
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$118,670
Child Day Care Services
$118,340
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$117,120
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$116,380
Social Assistance
$115,370
Individual and Family Services
$115,260
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$113,680
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$111,480
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$109,890
Other Residential Care Facilities
$109,580

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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