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Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information

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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,960
25th Percentile Wage
$68,090
50th Percentile Wage
$92,360
75th Percentile Wage
$128,480
90th Percentile Wage
$182,150

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 $182,150. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $92,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,960. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 243% 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 postsecondary education administrators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$92,360
1.73% 6.36%
2016
$90,760
2.40% -
2015
$88,580
0.21% -
2014
$88,390
1.11% -
2013
$87,410
1.05% -
2012
$86,490
- -

Table 2. Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary education administrators in 7 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 management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $109,530. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $71,780).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$109,530
Health Care and Social Assistance
$103,870
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$99,690
Federal, State, and Local Government
$99,470
Educational Services
$92,310
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$79,890
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$71,780

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary Education Administrators by States

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 $51,670 to $130,650. The highest paying state for postsecondary education administrators is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $130,650. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $51,670. 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
$130,650
Delaware
$119,900
Florida
$115,400
California
$112,680
Hawaii
$110,180
Maryland
$109,050
Wyoming
$108,220
North Dakota
$102,980
New York
$101,280
Rhode Island
$100,110
Alaska
$99,390
Nevada
$99,120
Texas
$99,110
Michigan
$95,490
South Dakota
$95,050
Oregon
$94,920
Georgia
$94,680
Pennsylvania
$94,630
Virginia
$94,510
New Hampshire
$94,070
Massachusetts
$92,020
Ohio
$91,920
Wisconsin
$91,580
Alabama
$89,710
Iowa
$89,300
West Virginia
$88,480
Washington
$88,430
Minnesota
$87,620
North Carolina
$87,260
Connecticut
$87,150
District of Columbia
$87,080
Missouri
$86,810
Colorado
$86,590
Illinois
$85,370
Indiana
$85,160
Montana
$83,290
New Mexico
$82,470
Arkansas
$81,510
Kansas
$81,090
South Carolina
$80,880
Nebraska
$80,430
Arizona
$79,900
Tennessee
$79,480
Mississippi
$79,060
Louisiana
$78,900
Oklahoma
$78,470
Utah
$78,300
Maine
$76,760
Idaho
$76,620
Guam
$76,350
Kentucky
$68,690
Vermont
$65,930
Puerto Rico
$51,670



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