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Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of postsecondary education administrators in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$70,850
25th Percentile Wage
$87,080
50th Percentile Wage
$115,740
75th Percentile Wage
$158,890
90th Percentile Wage
$167,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $167,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $115,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $70,850.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34.06
25th Percentile Wage
$41.86
50th Percentile Wage
$55.64
75th Percentile Wage
$76.39
90th Percentile Wage
$80.31

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $80.31. The median hourly salary is $55.64. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34.06.

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
2016115,7406.83%13.44%
2015107,8301.67%-
2014106,0304.39%-
2013101,3801.18%-
2012100,180--

Table 3. Compare Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $115,740 in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is 5.1 percent (5.1%) lower than that in the highest paying Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville and 18.3 percent (18.3%) 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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California.