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Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in the Industry of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics and trend of postsecondary education administrators in the industry of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in the following tables and chart. In Table 3 we compare postsecondary education administrator salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Table 1. Average Annual Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,640
25th Percentile Wage
$56,540
50th Percentile Wage
$76,060
75th Percentile Wage
$114,050
90th Percentile Wage
$163,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the industry of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary education administrators is $163,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $76,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent postsecondary education administrators is $44,640.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary education administrators in the industry of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
201676,060-28.98%-47.96%
201598,100-14.92%-
2014112,7400.18%-
2013112,540--

Table 2. Average Hourly Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.46
25th Percentile Wage
$27.18
50th Percentile Wage
$36.57
75th Percentile Wage
$54.83
90th Percentile Wage
$78.64

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in the industry of professional, scientific, and technical services. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary education administrators is $78.64. The median hourly salary is $36.57. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.46.

Table 3. Compare Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary education administrators in three industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown in Table 3. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016. For salary information of postsecondary education administrators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Industry Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$118,190
Scientific Research and Development Services
$114,470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$76,060

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