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

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

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators

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 salary for postsecondary 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) postsecondary education administrators is $163,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $76,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid 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 sector 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--

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 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 postsecondary education administrator occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $118,190. The lowest paying industry is the professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $76,060). For detailed postsecondary education administrator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name 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

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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