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Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts

The annual and hourly salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of postsecondary education administrators in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,680
25th Percentile Wage
$68,330
50th Percentile Wage
$87,780
75th Percentile Wage
$122,850
90th Percentile Wage
$182,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $182,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $54,680.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.29
25th Percentile Wage
$32.85
50th Percentile Wage
$42.20
75th Percentile Wage
$59.06
90th Percentile Wage
$87.53

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $87.53. The median hourly salary is $42.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.29.

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
201687,7802.14%-5.33%
201585,900-4.12%-
201489,440-1.93%-
201391,170-1.41%-
201292,460--

Table 3. Compare Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with Other Massachusetts Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $87,780 in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy is in the middle of salary range for postsecondary education administrators in state of Massachusetts. In comparison, the annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy is 2.2 percent (2.2%) lower than that in the highest paying Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton and 13.3 percent (13.3%) higher than that in the lowest paying Springfield.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$89,780
Worcester
$88,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$88,000
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$87,780
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$85,100
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$83,850
Barnstable Town
$80,580
Framingham
$77,700
Springfield
$76,110

See also: Top paying jobs in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts.