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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Education Administrators

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $130,650, New Jersey is the highest paying state for postsecondary education administrators. It is followed by Delaware (average annual salary $119,900). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of postsecondary education administrators in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Education Administrators

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New Jersey
$130,650
$86,480 2,070
2 Delaware
$119,900
$75,190 290
3 Florida
$115,400
$68,220 1,270
4 California
$112,680
$67,220 12,840
5 Hawaii
$110,180
$54,000 450
6 Maryland
$109,050
$65,490 2,530
7 Wyoming
$108,220
$62,260 110
8 North Dakota
$102,980
$54,910 470
9 New York
$101,280
$58,320 10,960
10 Rhode Island
$100,110
$67,490 830
11 Alaska
$99,390
$49,610 180
12 Nevada
$99,120
$64,250 720
13 Texas
$99,110
$56,720 6,030
14 Michigan
$95,490
$57,410 5,410
15 South Dakota
$95,050
$65,720 220
16 Oregon
$94,920
$57,780 1,530
17 Georgia
$94,680
$56,080 3,190
18 Pennsylvania
$94,630
$53,240 4,740
19 Virginia
$94,510
$55,720 2,850
20 New Hampshire
$94,070
$55,850 690
21 Massachusetts
$92,020
$56,940 9,950
22 Ohio
$91,920
$55,350 5,270
23 Wisconsin
$91,580
$51,440 3,140
24 Alabama
$89,710
$55,500 2,430
25 Iowa
$89,300
$50,940 2,420
26 West Virginia
$88,480
$53,320 800
27 Washington
$88,430
$59,390 2,320
28 Minnesota
$87,620
$54,230 2,780
29 North Carolina
$87,260
$49,630 4,940
30 Connecticut
$87,150
$46,850 2,170
31 District of Columbia
$87,080
$51,850 1,540
32 Missouri
$86,810
$47,330 2,230
33 Colorado
$86,590
$52,900 2,080
34 Illinois
$85,370
$47,900 8,530
35 Indiana
$85,160
$49,540 3,360
36 Montana
$83,290
$48,530 330
37 New Mexico
$82,470
$54,780 590
38 Arkansas
$81,510
$43,350 1,300
39 Kansas
$81,090
$47,380 1,590
40 South Carolina
$80,880
$43,280 2,580
41 Nebraska
$80,430
$47,100 1,210
42 Arizona
$79,900
$44,160 2,240
43 Tennessee
$79,480
$44,250 4,070
44 Mississippi
$79,060
$46,590 1,710
45 Louisiana
$78,900
$46,770 1,700
46 Oklahoma
$78,470
$46,620 1,750
47 Utah
$78,300
$50,050 1,190
48 Maine
$76,760
$46,040 630
49 Idaho
$76,620
$49,520 990
50 Guam
$76,350
$51,110 50
51 Kentucky
$68,690
$39,140 1,830
52 Vermont
$65,930
$51,140 390
53 Puerto Rico
$51,670
$30,950 1,350
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