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 among California 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 California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$67,220
25th Percentile Wage
$85,010
50th Percentile Wage
$112,680
75th Percentile Wage
$148,590
90th Percentile Wage
$192,410

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 $192,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $112,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $67,220.

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
$112,680
1.43% 17.17%
2016
$111,070
7.24% -
2015
$103,030
2.81% -
2014
$100,130
6.24% -
2013
$93,880
0.59% -
2012
$93,330
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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 $87,280 to $124,590. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in California is Merced with a median annual salary of $124,590. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville (mean annual salary $123,040). The lowest paying area is Napa with a median annual salary of $87,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Merced
$124,590
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$123,040
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$120,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$117,350
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$116,600
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$116,410
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$113,080
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$111,600
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$111,130
Visalia-Porterville
$111,020
Fresno
$108,930
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$107,900
Stockton
$106,640
Bakersfield-Delano
$105,320
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$104,040
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$102,070
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$101,570
Salinas
$99,740
Modesto
$98,370
Vallejo-Fairfield
$97,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$96,350
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$94,900
Chico
$91,210
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$89,330
Napa
$87,280




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