Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Columbia, South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,370
25th Percentile Wage
$71,580
50th Percentile Wage
$115,920
75th Percentile Wage
$179,230
90th Percentile Wage
$178,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Columbia, South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $178,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $115,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $49,370.

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
$115,920
18.09% 38.55%
2016
$94,950
-2.23% -
2015
$97,070
24.80% -
2014
$73,000
-2.81% -
2013
$75,050
5.09% -
2012
$71,230
- -

Table 3. Compare Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in Columbia with Other South Carolina Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $115,920, Columbia is the second highest paying city for postsecondary education administrators in state of South Carolina, following the highest paying city Augusta-Richmond County (median annual salary of $135,930). Compared with Augusta-Richmond County, the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in Columbia is 14.7 percent (14.7%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Augusta-Richmond County
$135,930
Columbia
$115,920
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$96,640
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$86,500
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$74,580
Florence
$69,690
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$69,060
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$68,560
Spartanburg
$65,950
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$63,120
Sumter
$62,740
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,300



See also: Top paying jobs in Columbia, South Carolina.