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Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Education Administrators

The top 47 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $155,310, ambulatory health care services is the highest paying industry for postsecondary education administrators. It is followed by offices of physicians industry (average annual salary $130,930). 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 postsecondary education administrators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 47 Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Education Administrators

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$155,310
80
2 Offices of Physicians
$130,930
30
3 Scientific Research and Development Services
$124,280
130
4 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$121,360
120
5 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$112,740
150
6 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$108,990
1,420
7 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$102,470
250
8 Hospitals - Privately owned
$102,270
260
9 Health Care and Social Assistance
$99,970
560
10 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$97,110
45,250
11 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$94,700
50
12 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$94,320
480
13 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$93,740
13,860
14 Educational Services - Local government owned
$93,740
13,810
15 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$93,700
470
16 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$92,960
190
17 Federal, State, and Local Government
$92,960
190
18 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$92,560
11,730
19 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$92,490
68,910
20 Educational Services - State government owned
$92,130
54,700
21 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$92,120
140
22 State government, including schools and hospitals
$92,100
55,050
23 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$91,160
99,690
24 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$90,550
260
25 Educational Services
$88,310
129,830
26 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$87,730
400
27 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$85,350
53,020
28 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$84,650
540
29 Hospitals - State government owned
$84,360
220
30 Educational Services - Privately owned
$83,170
61,320
31 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$82,990
210
32 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$82,930
23,170
33 Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$79,730
230
34 Educational Support Services
$77,140
490
35 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$76,680
480
36 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$75,260
2,470
37 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$75,060
130
38 Junior colleges - State government owned
$74,610
8,970
39 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$72,510
960
40 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$72,460
350
41 Technical and Trade Schools
$71,610
4,140
42 Other Schools and Instruction
$71,540
830
43 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$71,110
810
44 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$70,850
3,560
45 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$70,250
840
46 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$66,220
50
47 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$66,220
50
See also: Highest paying cities for postsecondary education administrators.