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 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,240
25th Percentile Wage
$69,190
50th Percentile Wage
$94,630
75th Percentile Wage
$131,390
90th Percentile Wage
$182,960

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 $182,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,240.

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
$94,630
3.38% 0.37%
2016
$91,430
-0.30% -
2015
$91,700
0.28% -
2014
$91,440
-4.87% -
2013
$95,890
1.68% -
2012
$94,280
- -

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 $71,480 to $133,240. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $133,240. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $109,570). The lowest paying area is Johnstown with a median annual salary of $71,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$133,240
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$109,570
Philadelphia
$108,060
Williamsport
$98,010
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$97,640
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$94,700
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$93,960
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$90,780
Reading
$90,470
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$89,830
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$87,630
Erie
$85,020
Lancaster
$82,040
Pittsburgh
$81,410
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$77,390
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$75,370
York-Hanover
$72,130
Johnstown
$71,480




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