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Health System Administrator - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Health System Administrator"

How much does a Health System Administrator in the federal government get paid? $137,578.70* *Based on the 2020 average.

Health System Administrator was the 213th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 627 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Health System Administration, with an average salary of $154,478.

Government Health System Administration jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Health System Administration job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Positions in this occupation have full line responsibility for the administrative management of a health care delivery system which may range from a nationwide network including many hospitals to a major sub-division of an individual hospital. The fundamental responsibility of health system administrators is to effectively use all available resources to provide the best possible patient care. This requires an understanding of the critical balance between the administrative and clinical functions in the health care delivery system, and ability to coordinate and control programs and resources to achieve this balance. These positions require the ability to apply the specialized principles and practices of health care management in directing a health care delivery system. They do not require the services of a qualified physician.

Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.

Agencies that have hired a Health System Administrator

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 391 $154,477.81
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 132 $91,890.33
Indian Health Service 87 $129,420.99
National Institutes of Health 6 $161,568.33
Armed Forces Retirement Home 3 $115,965.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2 $163,886.50
Maritime Administration 1 $130,017.00
National Park Service 1 $86,952.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $144,414.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $195,433.00
Department of Energy 1 $170,800.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $99,175.00

Health System Administrator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Health System Administrator is $137,578.70. The highest paid Health System Administrator made $213,600 in 2020.

Common Health System Administrator Payscales

Payscale Number of Health System Administration Employees
GS - General Schedule 487
ES - Senior Executive Service 136
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 4

Starting Paygrade: $27,184.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management

Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade

GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Health System Administration jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Equipment ServicesAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Budget AnalysisAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Range TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Workers' Compensation Claims ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Human Resources AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Health System Administration Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Health System Administrator was $98,753. Since then, the average pay has increased to $137,579 in 2020.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0670.

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