Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Memphis, Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,200
25th Percentile Wage
$56,320
50th Percentile Wage
$78,030
75th Percentile Wage
$123,270
90th Percentile Wage
$157,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Memphis, Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $157,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $44,200.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.25
25th Percentile Wage
$27.08
50th Percentile Wage
$37.52
75th Percentile Wage
$59.26
90th Percentile Wage
$75.89

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in Memphis, Tennessee. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $75.89. The median hourly salary is $37.52. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.25.

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
201678,0304.18%7.19%
201574,77011.58%-
201466,1100.71%-
201365,640-10.33%-
201272,420--

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

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $78,030, Memphis is the second highest paying city for postsecondary education administrators in state of Tennessee, following the highest paying city South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (median annual salary of $82,140). Compared with South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in Memphis is 5.0 percent (5.0%) lower.

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 Memphis, Tennessee.