$20.4 billion

November 20, 2013 | Number of The Day
Amount spent by New Jersey hospitals last year

New Jersey hospitals make a huge economic contribution to what is already a huge healthcare industry in this state. According to the New Jersey Hospital Association, the state’s hospitals spent $20.4 billion last year, $8 billion of which was in salaries.

Those salaries employed 144,000 people, including the full-time equivalents of 32,110 nurses, 4,306 therapists, 6,895 people in radiology departments, 2,637 pharmacists, 5,036 laboratory workers, and 11,136 workers in the dietary, housekeeping, and maintenance departments.

New Jersey hospitals also spend $882 million on pharmaceuticals, $267 million on utilities, $1.3 billion on contracted labor, and $139 million on laundry, housekeeping, and dietary supplies.