Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators amongst Massachusetts metropolitan 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$168,190
75th Percentile Wage
$117,180
50th Percentile Wage
$85,060
25th Percentile Wage
$65,970
10th Percentile Wage
$53,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $168,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,170.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$80.86
75th Percentile Wage
$56.34
50th Percentile Wage
$40.89
25th Percentile Wage
$31.71
10th Percentile Wage
$25.56

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $80.86. The median hourly salary is $40.89. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.56.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $85,060 -0.93%
2013 $85,860 -0.07%
2012 $85,920 0.44%
2011 $85,540 -2.74%
2010 $87,950 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for postsecondary education administrators in state of Massachusetts from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -0.07%.We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 0.44% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -2.74%.

Table 4. Average Postsecondary Education Administrator Wage in Massachusetts vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Postsecondary Education Administrators
$85,060
Other Education Administrators
$63,590
Architectural and Engineering Managers
$135,940
Food Service Managers
$51,960
Funeral Service Managers
$77,600
Lodging Managers
$55,790
Medical and Health Services Managers
$96,950

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Massachusetts Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of Massachusetts ranges from $71,350 to $90,830. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Massachusetts is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton with a median annual salary of $90,830. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $89,440). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $71,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$90,830
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$89,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$88,110
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$85,100
Worcester
$82,910
Barnstable Town
$81,490
Springfield
$71,350

Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary by State

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