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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,720
25th Percentile Wage
$71,140
50th Percentile Wage
$94,510
75th Percentile Wage
$127,560
90th Percentile Wage
$172,450

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 $172,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,720.

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
$94,510
4.18% 13.25%
2016
$90,560
3.15% -
2015
$87,710
0.39% -
2014
$87,370
2.09% -
2013
$85,540
4.15% -
2012
$81,990
- -

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 $129,390. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $129,390. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Harrisonburg (mean annual salary $112,570). The lowest paying area is Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford with a median annual salary of $45,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$129,390
Harrisonburg
$112,570
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$99,230
Richmond
$96,240
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$93,530
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$93,190
Roanoke
$90,350
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$88,770
Danville
$74,080
Lynchburg
$57,890
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$57,200
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$45,530




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