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Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in the Industry of Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences

The salary statistics and trend of postsecondary education administrators in the industry of research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences 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
$73,740
25th Percentile Wage
$90,250
50th Percentile Wage
$113,520
75th Percentile Wage
$159,740
90th Percentile Wage
$184,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the industry of research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences. 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 $184,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $113,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent postsecondary education administrators is $73,740.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary education administrators in the industry of Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2017
$113,520
-4.11% -12.69%
2016
$118,190
5.25% -
2015
$111,980
-8.38% -
2014
$121,360
-5.41% -
2013
$127,930
- -

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. 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
$113,520
Scientific Research and Development Services
$106,830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$71,780

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