Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in New Mexico

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the state of New Mexico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators among New Mexico 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 New Mexico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,780
25th Percentile Wage
$64,820
50th Percentile Wage
$82,470
75th Percentile Wage
$108,160
90th Percentile Wage
$143,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $143,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,780.

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
$82,470
9.60% 23.51%
2016
$74,550
-8.50% -
2015
$80,890
4.05% -
2014
$77,610
13.43% -
2013
$67,190
6.12% -
2012
$63,080
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of New Mexico ranges from $63,940 to $89,730. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in New Mexico is North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $89,730. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Albuquerque (mean annual salary $86,130). The lowest paying area is Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$89,730
Albuquerque
$86,130
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$77,850
Santa Fe
$71,150
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$63,940




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