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Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrator Salary Information

The salary statistics of elementary and secondary school education administrators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of elementary and secondary school education administrators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The elementary and secondary school 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. Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$129,300
75th Percentile Wage
$110,250
50th Percentile Wage
$89,540
25th Percentile Wage
$72,140
10th Percentile Wage
$59,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for elementary and secondary school education administrators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) elementary and secondary school education administrators is $129,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $89,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,250. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 118% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $89,540 1.31%
2013 $88,380 0.71%
2012 $87,760 0.33%
2011 $87,470 0.57%
2010 $86,970 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for elementary and secondary school education administrators from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 2.96%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.71%. We also note that the average annual wage had a very small growth of 0.33% in 2012 and a small growth of 0.57% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$89,540
Postsecondary Education Administrators
$88,390
Other Education Administrators
$77,020
Architectural and Engineering Managers
$130,620
Food Service Managers
$48,560
Funeral Service Managers
$68,870
Gaming Managers
$67,310

Table 4. Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of elementary and secondary school education administrators in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for elementary and secondary school education administrators occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $89,700. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $57,110).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$89,700
Educational Services
$89,640
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$86,580
Health Care and Social Assistance
$57,110

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators by States

From the above tables we note that not only elementary and secondary school education administrators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of elementary and secondary school education administrators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $45,480 to $122,890. The highest paying state for elementary and secondary school education administrators is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $122,890. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $45,480. For more salary information of elementary and secondary school education administrators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Connecticut
$122,890
New Jersey
$122,700
New York
$112,370
Delaware
$111,180
California
$105,960
Washington
$105,940
Alaska
$103,390
Maryland
$103,140
Minnesota
$100,840
Rhode Island
$100,190
Illinois
$99,690
Massachusetts
$98,450
Oregon
$98,010
Pennsylvania
$95,720
Wisconsin
$94,470
Wyoming
$92,680
Michigan
$91,620
Iowa
$90,860
Florida
$89,760
Nebraska
$89,350
Nevada
$87,150
District of Columbia
$86,900
Missouri
$86,350
Virginia
$86,300
Georgia
$85,970
Utah
$85,870
Colorado
$85,270
North Dakota
$85,140
Ohio
$84,530
Vermont
$84,470
New Hampshire
$82,400
Kentucky
$81,900
Indiana
$81,710
Kansas
$81,100
Hawaii
$80,600
South Carolina
$80,570
Alabama
$79,870
New Mexico
$77,750
Maine
$77,670
Idaho
$76,080
Arkansas
$75,760
Arizona
$75,680
Texas
$75,090
Montana
$74,810
Tennessee
$74,530
South Dakota
$72,590
Louisiana
$72,530
Mississippi
$72,060
Oklahoma
$70,810
West Virginia
$67,910
Guam
$67,620
Virgin Islands
$67,180
North Carolina
$63,870
Puerto Rico
$45,480