Health System Administrator - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Health System Administrator"How much does a Health System Administrator in the federal government get paid? $140,905.20* *Based on the 2021 average.
Health System Administrator was the 210th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 631 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Health System Administration, with an average salary of $156,909.
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.
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.
Agencies that have hired a Health System Administrator
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||407||$156,908.98|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||128||$93,847.94|
|Indian Health Service||82||$131,795.63|
|National Institutes of Health||5||$176,218.20|
|Armed Forces Retirement Home||3||$120,963.33|
|Federal Bureau of Investigation||2||$165,723.00|
|Department of Energy||1||$174,000.00|
|U.S. Coast Guard||1||$145,857.00|
|Immigration and Customs Enforcement||1||$199,300.00|
Health System Administrator Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Health System Administrator is $140,905.20. The highest paid Health System Administrator made $220,008 in 2021.
Common Health System Administrator Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Health System Administration Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||490|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||139|
|GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate||2|
|Starting Paygrade:||$27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Administrative and Management|
|Occupation Family:||0600 MEDICAL, HOSPITAL, DENTAL, AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP|
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 Services||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Budget Analysis||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Range Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Workers' Compensation Claims Examining||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Human Resources Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Health System Administration Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for a Health System Administrator was $98,753. Since then, the average pay has increased to $140,905 in 2021.
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