Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators amongst Washington cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are 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 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,390
25th Percentile Wage
$71,060
50th Percentile Wage
$88,430
75th Percentile Wage
$111,830
90th Percentile Wage
$155,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $155,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,390.

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
$88,430
-0.19% 3.00%
2016
$88,600
1.11% -
2015
$87,620
1.62% -
2014
$86,200
2.20% -
2013
$84,300
-1.76% -
2012
$85,780
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of Washington ranges from $72,090 to $95,960. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $95,960. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $94,390). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $72,090.

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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