Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Tacoma, Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,370
25th Percentile Wage
$69,460
50th Percentile Wage
$83,330
75th Percentile Wage
$102,770
90th Percentile Wage
$130,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Tacoma, Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $130,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $59,370.

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
$83,330
-5.98% -0.43%
2016
$88,310
-0.85% -
2015
$89,060
1.65% -
2014
$87,590
4.13% -
2013
$83,970
0.33% -
2012
$83,690
- -

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

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $83,330 in Tacoma 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 Tacoma is 13.2 percent (13.2%) lower than that in the highest paying Seattle-Bellevue-Everett and 13.5 percent (13.5%) 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



See also: Top paying jobs in Tacoma, Washington.