Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrator Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,170
25th Percentile Wage
$73,880
50th Percentile Wage
$92,600
75th Percentile Wage
$115,030
90th Percentile Wage
$135,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for elementary and secondary school 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) elementary and secondary school education administrators is $135,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $92,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid elementary and secondary school education administrators is $60,170.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of elementary and secondary school education administrators in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201692,6002.24%5.17%
201590,5300.98%-
201489,6401.33%-
201388,4500.72%-
201287,810--

Compare Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrator Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of elementary and secondary school education administrators in 19 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 elementary and secondary school education administrator occupations is the junior colleges (including private, state, and local government schools) industry with an annual salary $116,090. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $59,370). For detailed elementary and secondary school education administrator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$116,090
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$116,090
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$99,300
Technical and Trade Schools
$96,990
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$94,930
Educational Services - State government owned
$94,850
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$93,940
Educational Services - Local government owned
$93,920
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$92,640
Educational Services
$92,600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$88,020
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$86,440
Educational Support Services
$86,010
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$84,880
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$83,430
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$81,810
Educational Services - Privately owned
$81,770
Other Schools and Instruction
$60,470
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$59,370

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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