Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators among Texas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,720
25th Percentile Wage
$72,280
50th Percentile Wage
$99,110
75th Percentile Wage
$140,640
90th Percentile Wage
$201,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $201,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,720.

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
$99,110
-3.91% 11.00%
2016
$102,990
2.56% -
2015
$100,350
7.11% -
2014
$93,220
5.27% -
2013
$88,310
0.11% -
2012
$88,210
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of Texas ranges from $71,470 to $125,040. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Texas is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $125,040. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos (mean annual salary $119,830). The lowest paying area is Abilene with a median annual salary of $71,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$125,040
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$119,830
Lubbock
$116,040
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$111,010
Waco
$109,830
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$105,610
Brownsville-Harlingen
$104,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$100,620
El Paso
$99,850
Tyler
$97,090
College Station-Bryan
$96,990
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$94,240
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$93,170
Longview
$92,920
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$89,140
Amarillo
$88,160
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$87,860
Fort Worth-Arlington
$83,810
Corpus Christi
$82,010
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$80,540
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$80,260
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$80,020
Odessa
$79,570
Laredo
$78,540
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$75,240
Abilene
$71,470




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