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Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois

The annual and hourly salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of postsecondary education administrators in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) 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 Metropolitan Division), Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,660
25th Percentile Wage
$67,160
50th Percentile Wage
$88,860
75th Percentile Wage
$121,150
90th Percentile Wage
$171,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $171,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $52,660.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.32
25th Percentile Wage
$32.29
50th Percentile Wage
$42.72
75th Percentile Wage
$58.24
90th Percentile Wage
$82.64

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $82.64. The median hourly salary is $42.72. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.32.

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
201688,8603.05%-2.33%
201586,1500.16%-
201486,010-1.09%-
201386,950-4.58%-
201290,930--

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

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $88,860, Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) is the second highest paying city for postsecondary education administrators in state of Illinois, following the highest paying city Bloomington-Normal (median annual salary of $98,220). Compared with Bloomington-Normal, the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) is 9.5 percent (9.5%) lower.

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 Metropolitan Division), Illinois.