Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators amongst Alabama metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,500
25th Percentile Wage
$67,840
50th Percentile Wage
$89,710
75th Percentile Wage
$124,870
90th Percentile Wage
$179,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $179,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,500.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary education administrators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,710
2.37% 3.80%
2016
$87,580
4.06% -
2015
$84,020
-0.19% -
2014
$84,180
3.68% -
2013
$81,080
-6.44% -
2012
$86,300
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of Alabama ranges from $72,310 to $103,480. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Alabama is Auburn-Opelika with a median annual salary of $103,480. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $102,900). The lowest paying area is Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $72,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Auburn-Opelika
$103,480
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$102,900
Tuscaloosa
$99,800
Mobile
$94,650
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$82,550
Montgomery
$82,420
Birmingham-Hoover
$80,880
Huntsville
$79,210
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$76,140
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$72,760
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$72,310




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