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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a pacs administrator. For example, did you know that they make an average of $40.87 an hour? That's $85,017 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 5% and produce 18,200 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Pacs Administrator Do

There are certain skills that many pacs administrators have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed analytical skills, communication skills and multitasking skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a pacs administrator, we found that a lot of resumes listed 6.8% of pacs administrators included dicom, while 5.7% of resumes included hl7, and 5.5% of resumes included radiology. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the pacs administrator job title. But what industry to start with? Most pacs administrators actually find jobs in the health care and professional industries.

How To Become a Pacs Administrator

If you're interested in becoming a pacs administrator, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 32.8% of pacs administrators have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 15.3% of pacs administrators have master's degrees. Even though some pacs administrators have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a pacs administrator. When we researched the most common majors for a pacs administrator, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on pacs administrator resumes include master's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a pacs administrator. In fact, many pacs administrator jobs require experience in a role such as radiologic technician. Meanwhile, many pacs administrators also have previous career experience in roles such as systems administrator or staff technologist.

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Average Salary
$85,017
Average Salary
Job Growth Rate
5%
Job Growth Rate
Job Openings
23,463
Job Openings

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Average Salary for a Pacs Administrator

Pacs Administrators in America make an average salary of $85,017 per year or $41 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $113,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $63,000 per year.
Average Salary
$85,017

Best Paying Cities

City
ascdesc
Average Salarydesc
Baltimore, MD
Salary Range72k - 111k$90k$89,830
Los Angeles, CA
Salary Range66k - 114k$87k$87,118
Atlanta, GA
Salary Range63k - 101k$80k$80,328
Dallas, TX
Salary Range59k - 96k$76k$75,878
$59k
$114k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyascdescCompanyascdescStart DateascdescSalaryascdesc
Pacs Administrator
Pacs Administrator
Randstad
Randstad
11/24/2020
11/24/2020
$125,22011/24/2020
$125,220
Pacs Administrator
Pacs Administrator
Randstad
Randstad
03/04/2020
03/04/2020
$73,04503/04/2020
$73,045
Pacs Administrator I
Pacs Administrator I
Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources
02/26/2020
02/26/2020
$51,19402/26/2020
$51,194
Pacs Administrator
Pacs Administrator
Randstad
Randstad
08/23/2019
08/23/2019
$104,35008/23/2019
$104,350
Pacs Administrator
Pacs Administrator
Legacy Health
Legacy Health
08/05/2019
08/05/2019
$84,02308/05/2019
$84,023
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Pacs Administrator Demographics

Gender

male

65.1 %

female

29.1 %

unknown

5.8 %

Ethnicity

White

66.0 %

Hispanic or Latino

11.5 %

Black or African American

10.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

57.1 %

Russian

14.3 %

Romanian

14.3 %
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Pacs Administrator Education

Majors

Business
16.5 %

Degrees

Bachelors

32.8 %

Associate

32.3 %

Masters

15.3 %

Top Colleges for Pacs Administrators

1. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL • Private

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

2. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

3. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA • Public

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

4. SUNY Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$9,625
Enrollment
17,407

5. Boston University

Boston, MA • Private

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238

6. New York University

New York, NY • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

7. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN • Public

In-State Tuition
$14,760
Enrollment
31,451

8. Howard University

Washington, DC • Private

In-State Tuition
$26,756
Enrollment
6,166

9. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL • Public

In-State Tuition
$15,094
Enrollment
32,974

10. SUNY at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$10,099
Enrollment
21,404
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Top Skills For a Pacs Administrator

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 6.8% of pacs administrators listed dicom on their resume, but soft skills such as analytical skills and communication skills are important as well.

Best States For a Pacs Administrator

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a pacs administrator. The best states for people in this position are New Jersey, New York, Washington, and Connecticut. Pacs administrators make the most in New Jersey with an average salary of $105,338. Whereas in New York and Washington, they would average $101,834 and $94,367, respectively. While pacs administrators would only make an average of $92,529 in Connecticut, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. District of Columbia

Total Pacs Administrator Jobs:
259
Highest 10% Earn:
$161,000
Location Quotient:
1.73
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Washington

Total Pacs Administrator Jobs:
688
Highest 10% Earn:
$143,000
Location Quotient:
1.06
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Virginia

Total Pacs Administrator Jobs:
1,503
Highest 10% Earn:
$136,000
Location Quotient:
1.79
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Pacs Administrator Employers

1. Kaiser Permanente
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$94,096
Pacs Administrators Hired: 
10+
2. Carestream Health
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$76,951
Pacs Administrators Hired: 
4+
3. United States Army
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$79,195
Pacs Administrators Hired: 
4+
4. Cleveland Clinic
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$94,435
Pacs Administrators Hired: 
4+
5. Massachusetts General Hospital
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$92,630
Pacs Administrators Hired: 
3+
6. SimonMed Imaging
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$87,672
Pacs Administrators Hired: 
3+

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Updated October 2, 2020