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Highest Paying Industries for Education Administrators

The top 100 highest paying industries for 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $108,840, colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned is the highest paying industry for education administrators. It is followed by research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry (average annual salary $106,790). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of education administrators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Education Administrators

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$108,840
1,450
2 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$106,790
40
3 Offices of Physicians
$105,570
120
4 Scientific Research and Development Services
$99,520
230
5 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$97,690
200
6 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$95,680
790
7 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$95,530
47,820
8 Hospitals - Privately owned
$94,420
870
9 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$93,750
1,090
10 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$92,780
1,190
11 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$91,710
12,360
12 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$91,580
30
13 Educational Services - Local government owned
$91,050
218,720
14 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$90,960
203,650
15 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$90,950
221,160
16 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$90,760
288,960
17 Educational Services - State government owned
$90,390
59,680
18 State government, including schools and hospitals
$90,190
62,100
19 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$90,020
104,450
20 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$89,260
240,170
21 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$89,070
260
22 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$88,790
800
23 Hospitals - State government owned
$88,730
290
24 Educational Services
$88,240
386,610
25 Federal government, including USPS
$87,650
5,700
26 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$87,650
5,700
27 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$86,680
530
28 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$86,180
60
29 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$85,880
2,130
30 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$85,750
1,750
31 Information
$85,440
70
32 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$85,020
10,220
33 Federal, State, and Local Government
$85,020
10,220
34 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$84,800
670
35 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$84,550
80
36 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$84,450
55,180
37 Wholesale Trade
$83,080
40
38 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$81,910
190
39 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$81,810
24,520
40 Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$80,560
360
41 Educational Support Services
$80,130
3,580
42 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$78,700
50
43 Educational Services - Privately owned
$78,460
108,200
44 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$77,730
350
45 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$76,370
2,780
46 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$76,240
34,760
47 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$75,420
2,400
48 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$74,720
2,740
49 Junior colleges - State government owned
$73,600
9,430
50 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$73,440
1,840
51 Temporary Help Services
$73,380
n/a
52 Outpatient Care Centers
$73,170
180
53 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$73,050
500
54 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$72,240
1,690
55 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$71,980
60
56 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$71,420
40
57 Hospitals - Local government owned
$71,420
40
58 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$70,860
220
59 Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$70,640
90
60 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$70,580
90
61 Technical and Trade Schools
$70,000
6,370
62 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$69,100
1,490
63 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$68,550
5,510
64 Other Residential Care Facilities
$68,260
210
65 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$67,840
370
66 Performing Arts Companies
$67,380
70
67 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$66,920
490
68 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$66,020
170
69 Engineering Services
$63,790
n/a
70 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$63,790
n/a
71 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$61,840
690
72 Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$60,750
40
73 Other Schools and Instruction
$59,790
5,670
74 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$59,460
5,540
75 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$57,140
460
76 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$56,630
420
77 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$56,340
30
78 Religious Organizations
$55,490
1,480
79 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$53,750
4,650
80 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$53,750
4,660
81 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$52,970
220
82 Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$52,860
220
83 Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$52,420
210
84 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$52,290
460
85 Individual and Family Services
$52,090
2,630
86 Social Advocacy Organizations
$49,860
530
87 Civic and Social Organizations
$45,410
1,510
88 Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,840
37,120
89 Social Assistance
$42,920
35,090
90 Child Day Care Services
$42,180
31,900
91 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$41,620
140
92 Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$41,020
30