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 among Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,940
25th Percentile Wage
$71,420
50th Percentile Wage
$92,020
75th Percentile Wage
$126,120
90th Percentile Wage
$182,920

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 $182,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,940.

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
$92,020
6.27% 6.63%
2016
$86,250
2.41% -
2015
$84,170
-1.06% -
2014
$85,060
-0.94% -
2013
$85,860
-0.07% -
2012
$85,920
- -

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

Table 3 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 $78,950 to $101,290. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Massachusetts is New Bedford with a median annual salary of $101,290. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Peabody (mean annual salary $100,990). The lowest paying area is Barnstable Town with a median annual salary of $78,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Bedford
$101,290
Peabody
$100,990
Framingham
$96,410
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$94,010
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$93,460
Worcester
$91,920
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$89,150
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$85,100
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$83,850
Springfield
$79,280
Barnstable Town
$78,950




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