Indiana Nonprofit Healthcare Employment
Key Findings in Nonprofit Health Care, 1995‐2011:
- Health care, consistently the largest industry of the Indiana nonprofit sector, employed on average 54 percent of all nonprofit employees and provided 62 percent of nonprofit payroll.
- Payroll of health care nonprofits grew nearly 65 percent (from about $3.5 billion to $5.8 billion adjusted for inflation) between 1995 and 2011, faster than that of the government or for‐profit sectors. Moreover, nonprofit payroll grew consistently and exhibited countercyclical trends, helping support the Indiana economy even during economic downturns.
- During the time period, average annual wages of nonprofit health care workers in Indiana grew 21 percent, more than those of for‐profit workers (1 percent), but less than those of government workers (29 percent). In 2011, nonprofit wages averaged $42,100, while for‐profit wages were $41,200 and government wages were the highest at $44,600.
- From 1995 to 2011, health care nonprofits had the largest average establishment size of all major Indiana nonprofit industries, averaging 140 employees per establishment in 2011. This pattern reflects the labor‐intensive nature of hospitals, a nonprofit‐dominated sub‐industry.