Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Knoxville, Tennessee

The annual and hourly salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators in Knoxville, Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of postsecondary education administrators in Knoxville 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 Knoxville, Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,840
25th Percentile Wage
$58,400
50th Percentile Wage
$76,160
75th Percentile Wage
$101,110
90th Percentile Wage
$158,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Knoxville, Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $158,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $48,840.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.48
25th Percentile Wage
$28.08
50th Percentile Wage
$36.61
75th Percentile Wage
$48.61
90th Percentile Wage
$76.01

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in Knoxville, Tennessee. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $76.01. The median hourly salary is $36.61. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.48.

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
201676,1606.85%-5.12%
201570,940-10.39%-
201478,3100.33%-
201378,050-2.58%-
201280,060--

Table 3. Compare Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in Knoxville with Other Tennessee Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $76,160 in Knoxville is in the middle of salary range for postsecondary education administrators in state of Tennessee. In comparison, the annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in Knoxville is 7.3 percent (7.3%) lower than that in the highest paying South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area and 23.1 percent (23.1%) higher than that in the lowest paying North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$82,140
Memphis
$78,030
Knoxville
$76,160
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$74,500
Chattanooga
$72,060
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$65,910
Jackson
$60,360
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$58,570

See also: Top paying jobs in Knoxville, Tennessee.