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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 $122,910, New Jersey is the highest paying state for postsecondary education administrators. It is followed by Florida (average annual salary $115,400). 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 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
$122,910
$84,670 2,170
2 Florida
$115,400
$68,220 1,270
3 Hawaii
$115,160
$51,370 300
4 Delaware
$115,090
$73,010 260
5 North Dakota
$113,660
$57,630 480
6 Alaska
$111,160
$70,500 180
7 California
$111,070
$65,630 14,230
8 Maryland
$109,300
$65,710 2,530
9 Texas
$102,990
$57,080 5,120
10 South Dakota
$101,570
$66,660 230
11 Rhode Island
$100,690
$67,650 710
12 Nevada
$100,350
$61,810 680
13 New York
$98,430
$56,720 11,380
14 Wyoming
$97,240
$56,580 120
15 Wisconsin
$94,790
$54,470 3,170
16 Georgia
$94,680
$56,080 3,190
17 District of Columbia
$91,650
$52,170 1,850
18 Pennsylvania
$91,430
$51,640 4,480
19 Michigan
$91,240
$53,000 5,000
20 Virginia
$90,560
$55,990 3,050
21 Oregon
$89,850
$54,760 1,310
22 North Carolina
$89,550
$51,460 4,590
23 Washington
$88,600
$59,510 2,120
24 West Virginia
$88,020
$49,740 800
25 Iowa
$87,720
$50,910 2,400
26 Alabama
$87,580
$54,050 2,460
27 Ohio
$87,490
$53,660 4,790
28 Massachusetts
$86,250
$54,360 9,950
29 Illinois
$83,370
$45,630 8,280
30 Minnesota
$83,100
$52,360 2,740
31 New Hampshire
$82,520
$52,980 830
32 Missouri
$82,300
$44,790 2,430
33 Connecticut
$80,910
$44,620 2,170
34 Arkansas
$80,780
$42,710 1,290
35 Indiana
$80,360
$45,070 3,360
36 Arizona
$79,910
$44,720 2,240
37 Nebraska
$79,640
$46,900 1,190
38 Montana
$79,530
$43,260 310
39 Utah
$78,890
$49,580 1,080
40 Idaho
$78,810
$48,150 990
41 Colorado
$78,500
$45,390 2,280
42 Louisiana
$77,450
$46,670 1,660
43 Guam
$76,350
$51,110 50
44 Maine
$76,110
$44,450 690
45 Mississippi
$75,580
$45,680 1,620
46 Kansas
$75,130
$45,650 1,340
47 New Mexico
$74,550
$51,500 770
48 South Carolina
$73,620
$41,480 2,500
49 Oklahoma
$72,660
$45,290 1,400
50 Tennessee
$72,230
$42,150 4,460
51 Kentucky
$70,650
$37,030 1,610
52 Vermont
$70,460
$36,570 390
53 Puerto Rico
$51,130
$32,180 1,400
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