Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators amongst Tennessee metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are 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 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,150
25th Percentile Wage
$53,070
50th Percentile Wage
$72,230
75th Percentile Wage
$104,030
90th Percentile Wage
$165,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $165,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,150.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.27
25th Percentile Wage
$25.51
50th Percentile Wage
$34.72
75th Percentile Wage
$50.01
90th Percentile Wage
$79.64

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $79.64. The median hourly salary is $34.72. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.27.

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
201672,2306.92%-2.05%
201567,230-1.90%-
201468,5100.34%-
201368,280-7.95%-
201273,710--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of Tennessee ranges from $58,570 to $82,140. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Tennessee is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $82,140. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $78,030). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,570.

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


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