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 data of postsecondary education administrators in Columbia 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 Columbia, South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,410
25th Percentile Wage
$62,130
50th Percentile Wage
$94,950
75th Percentile Wage
$159,990
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 $94,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $48,410.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.28
25th Percentile Wage
$29.87
50th Percentile Wage
$45.65
75th Percentile Wage
$76.92
90th Percentile Wage
$85.85

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in Columbia, South Carolina. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $85.85. The median hourly salary is $45.65. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.28.

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
201694,950-2.23%24.98%
201597,07024.80%-
201473,000-2.81%-
201375,0505.09%-
201271,230--

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 $94,950, 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 $130,360). Compared with Augusta-Richmond County, the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in Columbia is 27.2 percent (27.2%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Augusta-Richmond County
$130,360
Columbia
$94,950
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$82,370
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$79,790
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$71,140
Florence
$69,690
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$68,560
Spartanburg
$66,920
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$66,720
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$37,290

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