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Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington

The annual and hourly salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of postsecondary education administrators in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,500
25th Percentile Wage
$66,130
50th Percentile Wage
$89,140
75th Percentile Wage
$118,560
90th Percentile Wage
$166,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $166,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $53,500.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.72
25th Percentile Wage
$31.79
50th Percentile Wage
$42.86
75th Percentile Wage
$57.00
90th Percentile Wage
$79.87

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $79.87. The median hourly salary is $42.86. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.72.

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
201689,140-2.22%18.84%
201591,1205.71%-
201485,9208.33%-
201378,7608.14%-
201272,350--

Table 3. Compare Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with Other Washington Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $89,140 in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is in the middle of salary range for postsecondary education administrators in state of Washington. In comparison, the annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is 4.7 percent (4.7%) lower than that in the highest paying Seattle-Bellevue-Everett and 20.2 percent (20.2%) higher than that in the lowest paying Olympia.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$93,490
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$92,910
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$89,140
Tacoma
$88,310
Bellingham
$86,410
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$85,220
Spokane
$83,730
Bremerton-Silverdale
$77,240
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$72,090
Olympia
$71,160

See also: Top paying jobs in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington.