Health Care, Project Managers To Enjoy Pay Hikes

October 29, 2003 ( - Administrative workers should expect a much larger paycheck next year, according to a new survey.

The OfficeTeam 2004 Salary Guide found that administrative jobs in health care and project coordination will see a pay hike because of an increased worker demand in those areas while average administrative pay will hover around this year’s levels, according to a Newsline report.

According to OfficeTeam research, medical office administrators will see the greatest starting salary increase of any single administrative job classification in 2004, with base pay expected to jump by 7.9%, to the range of $33,500 to $45,000 annually.

Another health care position, patient registration/admissions clerk, should see starting salaries increase 7.3%, between $20,250 and $27,500.

Steady growth within the health-care industry fueled hiring activity within this sector in 2003, a trend that is expected to continue next year, according to OfficeTeam. Ongoing shifts in regulations impacting the health care field have increased the need for skilled workers who can readily adapt to changing job requirements.

In addition to health-care positions, demand is expected to grow for project coordinators. These professionals play a significant role in tracking activity related to departmental deadlines, meetings and budgets.

OfficeTeam’s annual salary survey is based on the company’s research, as well as local and national employment data gathered from OfficeTeam locations around the country. OfficeTeam provides administrative and secretarial temporary job placement.