Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators amongst Louisiana areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are 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 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,770
25th Percentile Wage
$58,700
50th Percentile Wage
$78,900
75th Percentile Wage
$114,620
90th Percentile Wage
$163,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $163,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,770.

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
$78,900
1.84% 0.99%
2016
$77,450
-1.46% -
2015
$78,580
-0.06% -
2014
$78,630
-0.94% -
2013
$79,370
1.57% -
2012
$78,120
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of Louisiana ranges from $57,180 to $84,880. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Louisiana is Lafayette with a median annual salary of $84,880. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Lake Charles (mean annual salary $81,030). The lowest paying area is Hammond nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lafayette
$84,880
Lake Charles
$81,030
Baton Rouge
$80,830
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$79,560
Monroe
$79,140
Alexandria
$77,930
Shreveport-Bossier City
$76,300
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$73,460
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$66,180
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$57,180




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