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
$51,700
25th Percentile Wage
$66,730
50th Percentile Wage
$90,720
75th Percentile Wage
$126,650
90th Percentile Wage
$179,120

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 $179,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary education administrators is $51,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201690,7202.40%4.81%
201588,5400.26%-
201488,3101.14%-
201387,3001.08%-
201286,360--

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

The average salaries of postsecondary education administrators 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 postsecondary education administrator occupations is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $107,500. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $73,450). 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
$107,500
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$100,810
Educational Services - State government owned
$96,050
Educational Services - Local government owned
$93,460
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$93,270
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$92,260
Educational Services
$90,720
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$86,310
Educational Services - Privately owned
$85,020
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$84,090
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$82,270
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$80,220
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$79,800
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$78,620
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$77,620
Junior colleges - State government owned
$76,580
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$76,400
Technical and Trade Schools
$76,000
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$75,980
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$75,680
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$74,450
Educational Support Services
$74,150
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$74,050
Other Schools and Instruction
$73,880
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$73,450

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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