Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Colorado

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,900
25th Percentile Wage
$65,490
50th Percentile Wage
$86,590
75th Percentile Wage
$123,800
90th Percentile Wage
$184,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $184,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,900.

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
$86,590
9.34% 10.16%
2016
$78,500
1.73% -
2015
$77,140
-0.03% -
2014
$77,160
-2.23% -
2013
$78,880
1.38% -
2012
$77,790
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of Colorado ranges from $62,820 to $93,410. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $93,410. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $87,740). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$93,410
Boulder
$87,740
Greeley
$84,350
Fort Collins-Loveland
$80,460
Pueblo
$77,520
Colorado Springs
$76,400
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$72,380
Grand Junction
$71,690
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$70,820
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$62,820




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