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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,910
25th Percentile Wage
$73,710
50th Percentile Wage
$92,510
75th Percentile Wage
$114,950
90th Percentile Wage
$135,770

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 $135,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $92,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,910. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 126% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of elementary and secondary school education administrators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201692,5102.27%5.13%
201590,4100.96%-
201489,5401.30%-
201388,3800.70%-
201287,760--

Table 2. Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of elementary and secondary school education administrators in 5 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. 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 $96,830. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $67,330).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$96,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$95,190
Educational Services
$92,600
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$73,010
Health Care and Social Assistance
$67,330

Table 3. 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 $49,770 to $130,100. The highest paying state for elementary and secondary school education administrators is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $130,100. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $49,770. 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
$130,100
New Jersey
$125,090
New York
$117,990
California
$115,710
Delaware
$111,810
Washington
$111,550
Alaska
$109,380
Maryland
$106,180
Massachusetts
$103,640
Minnesota
$102,480
Oregon
$101,600
Illinois
$100,910
Rhode Island
$100,800
District of Columbia
$99,740
Pennsylvania
$97,490
Iowa
$96,160
Wisconsin
$95,290
Wyoming
$93,910
Nebraska
$93,760
Florida
$92,990
Nevada
$91,720
Michigan
$91,550
Virginia
$91,420
Missouri
$89,600
Georgia
$89,260
Utah
$88,920
North Dakota
$88,380
Colorado
$87,560
Hawaii
$86,040
Vermont
$86,010
Ohio
$84,510
New Hampshire
$83,630
Kentucky
$82,980
Indiana
$82,610
Kansas
$82,220
New Mexico
$81,900
South Carolina
$81,780
Idaho
$80,570
Maine
$80,500
Texas
$79,830
Alabama
$78,270
South Dakota
$78,110
Arkansas
$77,590
Montana
$77,200
Tennessee
$75,920
Arizona
$74,750
Mississippi
$73,750
Louisiana
$72,770
Oklahoma
$71,260
West Virginia
$70,120
Virgin Islands
$67,090
North Carolina
$63,450
Puerto Rico
$49,770


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