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Highest Paying Cities for Postsecondary Education Administrators

The top 100 highest paying cities for postsecondary education administrators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of postsecondary education administrators in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $145,910, Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan is the highest paying city for postsecondary education administrators. It is followed by Gainesville, Florida (average annual salary $143,350). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of postsecondary education administrators in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Postsecondary Education Administrators

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$145,910
500
2 Gainesville, Florida
$143,350
40
3 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$133,760
170
4 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$130,360
250
5 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$128,980
710
6 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
$127,710
80
7 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$127,210
910
8 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$126,100
210
9 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$125,950
230
10 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$125,040
40
11 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$124,860
460
12 Salisbury, Maryland
$123,500
60
13 Camden, New Jersey
$123,220
190
14 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$122,010
670
15 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$121,020
1,020
16 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$120,400
80
17 Ithaca, New York
$119,750
140
18 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$118,750
660
19 Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
$118,610
340
20 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$118,120
500
21 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$116,690
790
22 Lubbock, Texas
$116,040
120
23 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$115,980
290
24 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$115,740
1,340
25 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$115,330
410
26 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$115,330
4,500
27 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$114,970
310
28 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$114,250
790
29 Wilmington, New Jersey
$112,880
210
30 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$112,450
1,570
31 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$111,940
420
32 Corpus Christi, Texas
$111,050
40
33 Visalia-Porterville, California
$111,020
30
34 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$110,670
730
35 New Haven, Connecticut
$110,540
690
36 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$110,500
5,630
37 Savannah, Georgia
$109,960
160
38 Waco, Texas
$109,830
50
39 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$109,760
670
40 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$109,010
1,160
41 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$108,780
40
42 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$108,450
110
43 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$108,210
300
44 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$107,860
140
45 Fresno, California
$107,560
290
46 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$107,090
160
47 East Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$107,030
110
48 Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas
$104,880
30
49 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$104,650
9,250
50 Madison, Wisconsin
$104,600
700
51 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$104,560
100
52 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$104,160
570
53 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$104,040
160
54 Rochester, New York
$103,820
890
55 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$103,630
60
56 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$102,470
250
57 Albany, Georgia
$102,440
50
58 Anchorage, Alaska
$102,430
90
59 Jacksonville, Florida
$101,360
110
60 Stockton, California
$101,270
100
61 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$101,210
70
62 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$101,190
2,350
63 Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area, South Dakota
$101,140
120
64 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$101,040
170
65 Auburn-Opelika, Alabama
$100,850
410
66 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$100,810
1,640
67 Syracuse, New York
$100,790
660
68 North Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$100,730
100
69 Terre Haute, Indiana
$100,440
160
70 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
$100,420
90
71 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$100,400
990
72 Amarillo, Texas
$100,310
130
73 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$99,690
1,630
74 Richmond, Virginia
$99,670
470
75 Manhattan, Kansas
$99,600
70
76 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$99,580
350
77 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$99,540
660
78 Honolulu, Hawaii
$99,530
290
79 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$99,490
210
80 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$99,450
240
81 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$99,330
170
82 Macon, Georgia
$98,750
120
83 Rome, Georgia
$98,620
170
84 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$98,550
170
85 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
$98,220
140
86 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$97,870
430
87 Salinas, California
$97,260
170
88 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$96,990
590
89 Grand Forks, North Dakota
$96,900
170
90 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$96,350
4,700
91 Bowling Green, Kentucky
$96,330
70
92 Springfield, Missouri
$96,270
370
93 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$96,120
910
94 Tyler, Texas
$96,080
50
95 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$95,670
1,330
96 Columbus, Ohio
$95,490
1,080
97 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$95,360
110
98 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$95,260
930
99 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$95,250
330
100 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$95,150
310
See also: Highest paying industries for postsecondary education administrators.