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Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington

The annual and hourly salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of postsecondary education administrators in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 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 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$63,970
25th Percentile Wage
$76,050
50th Percentile Wage
$94,390
75th Percentile Wage
$124,350
90th Percentile Wage
$171,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $171,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $63,970.

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
$94,390
1.57% 7.01%
2016
$92,910
1.70% -
2015
$91,330
2.29% -
2014
$89,240
1.83% -
2013
$87,610
-0.18% -
2012
$87,770
- -

Table 3. Compare Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue with Other Washington Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $94,390, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is the second highest paying city for postsecondary education administrators in state of Washington, following the highest paying city Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (median annual salary of $95,960). Compared with Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is 1.6 percent (1.6%) lower.

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



See also: Top paying jobs in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington.