Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators amongst North Carolina cities 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,630
25th Percentile Wage
$62,490
50th Percentile Wage
$87,260
75th Percentile Wage
$126,620
90th Percentile Wage
$176,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $176,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,630.

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
$87,260
-2.62% 3.31%
2016
$89,550
5.70% -
2015
$84,450
0.88% -
2014
$83,710
-0.07% -
2013
$83,770
-0.72% -
2012
$84,370
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of North Carolina ranges from $63,500 to $118,390. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $118,390. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greenville (mean annual salary $113,730). The lowest paying area is Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton with a median annual salary of $63,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$118,390
Greenville
$113,730
Wilmington
$98,010
Winston-Salem
$92,650
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$91,290
Fayetteville
$90,620
Greensboro-High Point
$89,850
Goldsboro
$77,230
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$75,890
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$75,700
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$70,760
Rocky Mount
$70,480
Asheville
$69,240
Raleigh-Cary
$69,060
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$63,500




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