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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,760
25th Percentile Wage
$75,010
50th Percentile Wage
$94,390
75th Percentile Wage
$117,720
90th Percentile Wage
$140,780

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 $140,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $94,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,760. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 131% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of elementary and secondary school education administrators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$94,390
1.99% 7.02%
2016
$92,510
2.27% -
2015
$90,410
0.96% -
2014
$89,540
1.30% -
2013
$88,380
0.70% -
2012
$87,760
- -

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

The average salaries of elementary and secondary school education administrators in 6 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 management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $99,700. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $65,730).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$99,700
Federal, State, and Local Government
$97,680
Educational Services
$94,520
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$77,340
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$74,990
Health Care and Social Assistance
$65,730

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 $50,160 to $132,110. The highest paying state for elementary and secondary school education administrators is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $132,110. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $50,160. 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
$132,110
New Jersey
$127,360
New York
$121,520
California
$119,790
Washington
$115,080
Delaware
$114,430
Alaska
$114,330
Maryland
$110,420
Massachusetts
$107,300
Oregon
$105,240
Minnesota
$103,440
Rhode Island
$103,160
Illinois
$101,380
District of Columbia
$100,940
Pennsylvania
$100,460
Nebraska
$97,280
Iowa
$96,620
Wisconsin
$96,100
Wyoming
$95,350
Georgia
$92,340
Virginia
$92,200
Hawaii
$92,100
North Dakota
$92,100
Nevada
$91,910
Michigan
$91,370
Florida
$91,050
Vermont
$90,300
Colorado
$89,790
Utah
$88,250
Missouri
$88,060
Indiana
$86,770
Ohio
$86,230
New Hampshire
$86,190
Kentucky
$85,340
South Carolina
$83,870
New Mexico
$83,480
Kansas
$82,920
Montana
$82,640
Texas
$81,990
Maine
$80,540
Idaho
$80,390
Alabama
$79,880
Arkansas
$78,680
South Dakota
$77,670
Tennessee
$77,500
Mississippi
$76,410
Arizona
$75,470
Guam
$73,210
Louisiana
$72,140
West Virginia
$71,300
Oklahoma
$70,360
Virgin Islands
$68,550
North Carolina
$65,510
Puerto Rico
$50,160



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