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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 information 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,300
25th Percentile Wage
$67,690
50th Percentile Wage
$89,850
75th Percentile Wage
$119,800
90th Percentile Wage
$156,830

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 $156,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $55,300.

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
$89,850
0.79% 19.48%
2016
$89,140
-2.22% -
2015
$91,120
5.71% -
2014
$85,920
8.33% -
2013
$78,760
8.14% -
2012
$72,350
- -

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 $89,850 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 6.4 percent (6.4%) lower than that in the highest paying Seattle-Bellevue-Everett and 19.8 percent (19.8%) higher than that in the lowest paying Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$95,960
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$94,390
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$89,910
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$89,850
Bellingham
$87,640
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$85,220
Spokane
$83,730
Tacoma
$83,330
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$80,680
Bremerton-Silverdale
$77,240
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$75,700
Yakima
$73,350
Olympia
$73,120
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$72,090



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