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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 information 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$63,570
25th Percentile Wage
$75,340
50th Percentile Wage
$92,910
75th Percentile Wage
$120,760
90th Percentile Wage
$167,150

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 $167,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $63,570.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30.56
25th Percentile Wage
$36.22
50th Percentile Wage
$44.67
75th Percentile Wage
$58.06
90th Percentile Wage
$80.36

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $80.36. The median hourly salary is $44.67. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30.56.

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
201692,9101.70%5.53%
201591,3302.29%-
201489,2401.83%-
201387,610-0.18%-
201287,770--

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 $92,910, 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 $93,490). Compared with Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is .6 percent (.6%) lower.

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 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington.