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Education Administrator Salary Information

The salary statistics of education administrators are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of education administrators in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of education administrators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The education administrators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Education Administrator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$139,020
75th Percentile Wage
$109,570
50th Percentile Wage
$84,780
25th Percentile Wage
$63,940
10th Percentile Wage
$45,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for education administrators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) education administrators is $139,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $84,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,730. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 204% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Average Salary of Education Administrators vs. Related Jobs

Table 3. Education Administrator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of education administrators in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 3. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for education administrators occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $88,240. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $43,840).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$88,240
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$86,680
Information
$85,440
Federal, State, and Local Government
$85,020
Wholesale Trade
$83,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$69,100
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$61,840
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$53,750
Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,840

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