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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 statistics 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [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
$51,590
25th Percentile Wage
$66,410
50th Percentile Wage
$90,780
75th Percentile Wage
$125,250
90th Percentile Wage
$177,010

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 $177,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $90,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $51,590.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary education administrators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$90,780
2.46% 0.35%
2016
$88,550
3.29% -
2015
$85,640
-0.60% -
2014
$86,150
-0.84% -
2013
$86,870
-4.13% -
2012
$90,460
- -

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 $90,780 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 21.6 percent (21.6%) lower than that in the highest paying Champaign-Urbana and 31.5 percent (31.5%) higher than that in the lowest paying West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Champaign-Urbana
$115,820
Bloomington-Normal
$98,220
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$91,310
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$90,780
Peoria
$81,790
Kankakee-Bradley
$75,940
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$74,630
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$72,010
Springfield
$70,230
Decatur
$69,450
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$65,740
Rockford
$62,800
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$62,190



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