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Chief Executive Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Chief Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$73,330
25th Percentile Wage
$108,450
50th Percentile Wage
$151,280
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in the industry sector of educational services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $151,280. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $108,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chief executives is $73,330.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chief executives in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$151,280
1.79% 9.06%
2016
$148,570
2.42% -
2015
$144,970
2.37% -
2014
$141,530
1.38% -
2013
$139,580
1.43% -
2012
$137,580
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Compare Chief Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of chief executives in 26 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 chief executive occupations is the business schools and computer and management training industry with an annual salary $205,570. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $92,940). For detailed chief executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$205,570
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$205,330
Educational Services - State government owned
$201,620
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$191,820
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$191,330
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$190,960
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$187,510
Educational Support Services
$184,030
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$180,690
Educational Services - Privately owned
$179,170
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$176,910
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$173,780
Junior colleges - State government owned
$172,380
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$158,960
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$156,480
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$152,190
Educational Services
$151,280
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$146,640
Technical and Trade Schools
$146,340
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$143,630
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$137,180
Educational Services - Local government owned
$136,880
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$135,160
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$120,480
Other Schools and Instruction
$93,700
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$92,940

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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