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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Memphis, Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,420
25th Percentile Wage
$60,180
50th Percentile Wage
$82,480
75th Percentile Wage
$131,300
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 $82,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $47,420.

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
$82,480
5.40% 12.20%
2016
$78,030
4.18% -
2015
$74,770
11.58% -
2014
$66,110
0.71% -
2013
$65,640
-10.33% -
2012
$72,420
- -

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

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $82,480 in Memphis 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 Memphis is 16.0 percent (16.0%) lower than that in the highest paying Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area and 38.1 percent (38.1%) higher than that in the lowest paying Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$98,140
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$83,150
Memphis
$82,480
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$82,350
Knoxville
$79,590
Morristown
$74,180
Clarksville
$68,410
Chattanooga
$67,480
Jackson
$60,360
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$58,570
Johnson City
$54,030
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$51,020



See also: Top paying jobs in Memphis, Tennessee.