Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,980
25th Percentile Wage
$68,070
50th Percentile Wage
$92,310
75th Percentile Wage
$128,380
90th Percentile Wage
$182,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary 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) postsecondary education administrators is $182,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $92,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary education administrators is $52,980.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$92,310
1.72% 6.45%
2016
$90,720
2.40% -
2015
$88,540
0.26% -
2014
$88,310
1.14% -
2013
$87,300
1.08% -
2012
$86,360
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Compare Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary education administrators 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 postsecondary education administrator occupations is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $111,610. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $75,340). For detailed postsecondary 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
$111,610
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$99,240
Educational Services - State government owned
$95,840
Educational Services - Local government owned
$95,230
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$94,640
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$94,320
Educational Services
$92,310
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$89,490
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$88,850
Educational Services - Privately owned
$87,590
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$87,520
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$84,940
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$83,820
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$81,690
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$80,570
Educational Support Services
$79,380
Junior colleges - State government owned
$79,140
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$78,940
Technical and Trade Schools
$78,610
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$78,580
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$78,440
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$78,050
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$77,820
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$76,270
Other Schools and Instruction
$75,420
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$75,340

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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