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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
75th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
10th Percentile Wage

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
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Federal, State, and Local Government
Wholesale Trade
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
Health Care and Social Assistance


Highest paying industries for education administrators.