Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators among Pennsylvania 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,640
25th Percentile Wage
$67,160
50th Percentile Wage
$91,430
75th Percentile Wage
$127,920
90th Percentile Wage
$178,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $178,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $91,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.83
25th Percentile Wage
$32.29
50th Percentile Wage
$43.96
75th Percentile Wage
$61.50
90th Percentile Wage
$85.60

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $85.60. The median hourly salary is $43.96. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.83.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary education administrators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201691,430-0.30%-3.12%
201591,7000.28%-
201491,440-4.87%-
201395,8901.68%-
201294,280--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $63,590 to $128,980. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $128,980. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $101,190). The lowest paying area is York-Hanover with a median annual salary of $63,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$128,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$101,190
Philadelphia
$99,690
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$94,700
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$93,640
Reading
$91,590
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$90,270
Pittsburgh
$88,770
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$87,270
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$84,190
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$80,150
Lancaster
$75,410
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$71,750
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$63,660
York-Hanover
$63,590


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