The salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postsecondary education administrators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postsecondary 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary education administrators is $179,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,690. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 246% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary education administrators from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of postsecondary 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 postsecondary education administrators occupations is the health care and social assistance sector with an annual salary $102,710. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $76,060).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary 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 postsecondary education administrators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $51,130 to $122,910. The highest paying state for postsecondary education administrators is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $122,910. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $51,130. For more salary information of postsecondary education administrators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New Jersey|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New York|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |