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Top Executive Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of top executives in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare top executive salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Top Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,460
25th Percentile Wage
$71,370
50th Percentile Wage
$106,170
75th Percentile Wage
$156,620
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for top executives in the industry sector of educational services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) top executives is $156,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $106,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $48,460.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016106,1700.82%5.76%
2015105,3001.87%-
2014103,3301.53%-
2013101,7501.67%-
2012100,050--

Compare Top Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of top executives in 28 industries in the educational services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for top executive occupations is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $133,360. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $66,750). For detailed top executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$133,360
Junior colleges - State government owned
$123,930
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$122,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$121,060
Educational Services - Local government owned
$119,920
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$119,310
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$117,060
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$116,560
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$115,780
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$113,760
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$113,650
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$112,040
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$111,810
Educational Services - State government owned
$106,350
Educational Services
$106,170
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$105,880
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$105,700
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$104,930
Educational Support Services
$104,430
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$101,920
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$100,650
Educational Services - Privately owned
$96,220
Technical and Trade Schools
$90,550
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$90,220
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$84,090
Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$80,850
Other Schools and Instruction
$66,950
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$66,750

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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