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 among 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$143,700
75th Percentile Wage
$101,010
50th Percentile Wage
$77,160
25th Percentile Wage
$58,810
10th Percentile Wage
$46,870

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 $143,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,870.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$69.09
75th Percentile Wage
$48.56
50th Percentile Wage
$37.10
25th Percentile Wage
$28.27
10th Percentile Wage
$22.53

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $69.09. The median hourly salary is $37.10. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.53.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $77,160 -2.18%
2013 $78,880 1.40%
2012 $77,790 -4.83%
2011 $81,740 -0.16%
2010 $81,870 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for postsecondary education administrators in state of Colorado from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.40%. We also see in both 2011 and 2012 the salaries had negtive growth.

Table 4. Average Postsecondary Education Administrator Wage in Colorado vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Postsecondary Education Administrators
$77,160
Other Education Administrators
$77,330
Architectural and Engineering Managers
$147,790
Food Service Managers
$58,150
Funeral Service Managers
$70,190
Gaming Managers
$49,210
Lodging Managers
$54,540

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Colorado Cities

Table 5 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 $60,530 to $82,480. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Colorado is Fort Collins-Loveland with a median annual salary of $82,480. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $79,050). The lowest paying area is Colorado Springs with a median annual salary of $60,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Collins-Loveland
$82,480
Boulder
$79,050
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$78,340
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$77,800
Pueblo
$68,540
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$62,820
Colorado Springs
$60,530

Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary by State

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