Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Maine

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the state of Maine are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators amongst Maine 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,040
25th Percentile Wage
$56,710
50th Percentile Wage
$76,760
75th Percentile Wage
$112,090
90th Percentile Wage
$155,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Maine in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $155,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,040.

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
$76,760
0.85% 10.02%
2016
$76,110
3.05% -
2015
$73,790
0.42% -
2014
$73,480
4.31% -
2013
$70,310
1.76% -
2012
$69,070
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some Maine cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of Maine ranges from $60,990 to $88,550. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Maine is Bangor with a median annual salary of $88,550. The second highest paying city/area in Maine State is Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $84,170). The lowest paying area is Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $60,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bangor
$88,550
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area
$84,170
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford
$71,660
Lewiston-Auburn
$70,770
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area
$60,990




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