Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators amongst Arkansas 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 Arkansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,350
25th Percentile Wage
$57,090
50th Percentile Wage
$81,510
75th Percentile Wage
$122,090
90th Percentile Wage
$174,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $174,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,350.

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
$81,510
0.90% 13.56%
2016
$80,780
7.59% -
2015
$74,650
3.84% -
2014
$71,780
4.79% -
2013
$68,340
-3.10% -
2012
$70,460
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of Arkansas ranges from $62,410 to $85,940. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Arkansas is Jonesboro with a median annual salary of $85,940. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway (mean annual salary $79,250). The lowest paying area is Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jonesboro
$85,940
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$79,250
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$73,520
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$72,420
Pine Bluff
$68,850
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$67,330
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$62,410




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