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Education Administrator Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of education administrators in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare education administrator salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Education Administrators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,850
25th Percentile Wage
$56,070
50th Percentile Wage
$75,180
75th Percentile Wage
$107,970
90th Percentile Wage
$153,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for education administrators in the industry sector 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) education administrators is $153,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid education administrators is $43,850.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of education administrators in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201675,180-10.31%-2.35%
201582,930-4.52%-
201486,6808.62%-
201379,2102.85%-
201276,950--

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

The average salaries of education administrators in six industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for education administrator occupations is the computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $113,200. The lowest paying industry is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (annual salary $69,750). For detailed education administrator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$113,200
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$87,750
Scientific Research and Development Services
$85,540
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$84,710
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$75,180
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$69,750

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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