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Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare postsecondary education administrator salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$63,280
25th Percentile Wage
$81,130
50th Percentile Wage
$102,710
75th Percentile Wage
$154,750
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary education administrators is $154,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $102,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary education administrators is $63,280.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016102,7102.66%-5.46%
201599,9800.01%-
201499,9702.70%-
201397,270-11.36%-
2012108,320--

Compare Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary education administrators in seven industries in the health care and social assistance 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 ambulatory health care services industry with an annual salary $135,370. The lowest paying industry is the general medical and surgical hospitals - state government owned industry (annual salary $94,540). For detailed postsecondary education administrator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$135,370
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$111,090
Hospitals - Privately owned
$110,930
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$101,480
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$101,260
Hospitals - State government owned
$95,050
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$94,540

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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