Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators amongst California cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,630
25th Percentile Wage
$84,140
50th Percentile Wage
$111,070
75th Percentile Wage
$148,180
90th Percentile Wage
$194,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $194,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $111,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,630.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31.55
25th Percentile Wage
$40.45
50th Percentile Wage
$53.40
75th Percentile Wage
$71.23
90th Percentile Wage
$93.54

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $93.54. The median hourly salary is $53.40. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.55.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary education administrators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016111,0707.24%15.97%
2015103,0302.81%-
2014100,1306.24%-
201393,8800.59%-
201293,330--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of California ranges from $94,560 to $122,010. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in California is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $122,010. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (mean annual salary $116,690). The lowest paying area is Modesto with a median annual salary of $94,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$122,010
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$116,690
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$115,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$115,330
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$114,250
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$112,450
Visalia-Porterville
$111,020
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$110,670
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$108,450
Fresno
$107,560
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$104,040
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$102,470
Stockton
$101,270
Bakersfield-Delano
$101,040
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$100,810
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$99,580
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$99,450
Vallejo-Fairfield
$98,550
Salinas
$97,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$96,350
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$94,900
Modesto
$94,560


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