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Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare postsecondary education administrator salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,360
25th Percentile Wage
$61,910
50th Percentile Wage
$77,470
75th Percentile Wage
$119,720
90th Percentile Wage
$157,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $157,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary education administrators is $50,360.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201677,470-14.86%-21.41%
201588,980-4.47%-
201492,960-7.04%-
201399,5005.47%-
201294,060--

Compare Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary education administrators in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $103,840. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $72,670). For detailed postsecondary education administrator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$103,840
State government, including schools and hospitals
$95,940
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$95,380
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$93,470
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$77,470
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$72,670

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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