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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
$74,390
25th Percentile Wage
$107,940
50th Percentile Wage
$148,570
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 $148,570. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $107,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chief executives is $74,390.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016148,5702.42%7.40%
2015144,9702.37%-
2014141,5301.38%-
2013139,5801.43%-
2012137,580--

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

The average salaries of chief executives in 25 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 colleges, universities, and professional schools industry with an annual salary $205,330. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools - local government owned industry (annual salary $120,480). For detailed chief executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$205,330
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$193,110
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$190,960
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$187,510
Educational Support Services
$185,110
Educational Services - Privately owned
$182,190
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$181,900
Educational Services - State government owned
$181,190
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$181,120
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$180,690
Junior colleges - State government owned
$170,890
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$169,850
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$167,330
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$160,200
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$159,120
Technical and Trade Schools
$151,740
Educational Services
$148,570
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$146,640
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$139,520
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$133,080
Educational Services - Local government owned
$132,280
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$130,620
Other Schools and Instruction
$128,560
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$128,290
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$120,480

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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