Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators amongst Virginia cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,990
25th Percentile Wage
$69,200
50th Percentile Wage
$90,560
75th Percentile Wage
$122,900
90th Percentile Wage
$167,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $167,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $90,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,990.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.92
25th Percentile Wage
$33.27
50th Percentile Wage
$43.54
75th Percentile Wage
$59.09
90th Percentile Wage
$80.45

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $80.45. The median hourly salary is $43.54. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.92.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201690,5603.15%9.46%
201587,7100.39%-
201487,3702.09%-
201385,5404.15%-
201281,990--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of Virginia ranges from $45,530 to $99,670. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Virginia is Richmond with a median annual salary of $99,670. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $94,840). The lowest paying area is Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford with a median annual salary of $45,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Richmond
$99,670
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$94,840
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$86,380
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$83,190
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$75,640
Danville
$74,080
Roanoke
$72,150
Lynchburg
$57,890
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$57,200
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$45,530


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