Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of postsecondary education administrators in Philadelphia is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,760
25th Percentile Wage
$72,820
50th Percentile Wage
$99,690
75th Percentile Wage
$135,570
90th Percentile Wage
$194,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $194,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $54,760.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.33
25th Percentile Wage
$35.01
50th Percentile Wage
$47.93
75th Percentile Wage
$65.18
90th Percentile Wage
$93.45

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $93.45. The median hourly salary is $47.93. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.33.

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
201699,690-1.91%-7.25%
2015101,5902.55%-
201499,000-7.23%-
2013106,160-0.72%-
2012106,920--

Table 3. Compare Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in Philadelphia with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $99,690 in Philadelphia is in the middle of salary range for postsecondary education administrators in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in Philadelphia is 22.7 percent (22.7%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 36.2 percent (36.2%) higher than that in the lowest paying York-Hanover.

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

See also: Top paying jobs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.