Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education administrators in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education administrators among Wisconsin areas 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 Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,440
25th Percentile Wage
$67,580
50th Percentile Wage
$91,580
75th Percentile Wage
$120,580
90th Percentile Wage
$161,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $161,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $91,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,440.

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
$91,580
-3.51% 13.56%
2016
$94,790
3.09% -
2015
$91,860
-0.26% -
2014
$92,100
9.70% -
2013
$83,170
4.82% -
2012
$79,160
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of Wisconsin ranges from $80,700 to $99,530. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Wisconsin is Madison with a median annual salary of $99,530. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $95,720). The lowest paying area is Fond du Lac with a median annual salary of $80,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Madison
$99,530
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$95,720
Lake County-Kenosha County
$95,150
Wausau
$92,470
La Crosse
$90,700
Appleton
$90,680
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$90,650
Eau Claire
$89,470
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$89,030
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$88,430
Green Bay
$86,010
Duluth
$85,350
Janesville
$84,920
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$84,080
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$81,310
Fond du Lac
$80,700




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