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Education Administrator Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Education Administrators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,500
25th Percentile Wage
$70,090
50th Percentile Wage
$90,940
75th Percentile Wage
$117,260
90th Percentile Wage
$149,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for education administrators in the industry sector of educational 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 $149,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid education administrators is $54,500.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201690,9402.24%4.89%
201588,9000.74%-
201488,2401.21%-
201387,1700.78%-
201286,490--

Compare Education Administrator Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of education administrators 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 education administrator occupations is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $106,770. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $57,930). For detailed education administrator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$106,770
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$99,120
Educational Services - State government owned
$94,230
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$93,670
Educational Services - Local government owned
$93,590
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$92,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$92,180
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$92,160
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$91,500
Educational Services
$90,940
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$88,200
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$85,660
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$83,010
Educational Support Services
$82,200
Educational Services - Privately owned
$81,360
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$80,510
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$79,830
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$78,580
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$76,420
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$75,540
Junior colleges - State government owned
$75,520
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$75,250
Technical and Trade Schools
$74,110
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$73,640
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$73,580
Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$70,830
Other Schools and Instruction
$58,340
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$57,930

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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