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Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado

The annual and hourly salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators in Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of postsecondary education administrators in Denver-Aurora-Broomfield 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 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,510
25th Percentile Wage
$59,370
50th Percentile Wage
$81,270
75th Percentile Wage
$114,450
90th Percentile Wage
$160,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $160,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $44,510.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.40
25th Percentile Wage
$28.54
50th Percentile Wage
$39.07
75th Percentile Wage
$55.02
90th Percentile Wage
$77.22

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $77.22. The median hourly salary is $39.07. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.40.

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
201681,2701.00%-0.70%
201580,4603.31%-
201477,800-4.51%-
201381,310-0.65%-
201281,840--

Table 3. Compare Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with Other Colorado Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $81,270, Denver-Aurora-Broomfield is the second highest paying city for postsecondary education administrators in state of Colorado, following the highest paying city Boulder (median annual salary of $81,890). Compared with Boulder, the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in Denver-Aurora-Broomfield is .8 percent (.8%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$81,890
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$81,270
Fort Collins-Loveland
$80,460
Grand Junction
$71,690
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$62,820

See also: Top paying jobs in Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado.