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Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois

The annual and hourly salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of postsecondary education administrators in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,720
25th Percentile Wage
$66,260
50th Percentile Wage
$88,550
75th Percentile Wage
$121,390
90th Percentile Wage
$170,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $170,980. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $51,720.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.86
25th Percentile Wage
$31.86
50th Percentile Wage
$42.57
75th Percentile Wage
$58.36
90th Percentile Wage
$82.20

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $82.20. The median hourly salary is $42.57. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.86.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary education administrators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201688,5503.29%-2.16%
201585,640-0.60%-
201486,150-0.84%-
201386,870-4.13%-
201290,460--

Table 3. Compare Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with Other Illinois Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $88,550 in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) is in the middle of salary range for postsecondary education administrators in state of Illinois. In comparison, the annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) is 9.8 percent (9.8%) lower than that in the highest paying Bloomington-Normal and 33.3 percent (33.3%) higher than that in the lowest paying South Illinois nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bloomington-Normal
$98,220
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$88,860
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$88,550
Peoria
$79,280
Kankakee-Bradley
$75,940
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$74,320
Decatur
$69,450
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$67,770
Springfield
$61,730
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$59,040

See also: Top paying jobs in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois.