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Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of postsecondary education administrators in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Postsecondary Education Administrators in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,310
25th Percentile Wage
$73,970
50th Percentile Wage
$100,810
75th Percentile Wage
$136,860
90th Percentile Wage
$182,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $182,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $100,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $57,310.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.55
25th Percentile Wage
$35.56
50th Percentile Wage
$48.47
75th Percentile Wage
$65.80
90th Percentile Wage
$87.90

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $87.90. The median hourly salary is $48.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.55.

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
2016100,8103.16%6.93%
201597,620-2.51%-
2014100,0705.27%-
201394,8001.03%-
201293,820--

Table 3. Compare Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $100,810 in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is in the middle of salary range for postsecondary education administrators in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is 17.4 percent (17.4%) lower than that in the highest paying Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville and 6.2 percent (6.2%) higher than that in the lowest paying Modesto.

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

See also: Top paying jobs in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California.