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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Education Administrators in Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,470
25th Percentile Wage
$71,950
50th Percentile Wage
$94,790
75th Percentile Wage
$125,500
90th Percentile Wage
$171,800

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 $171,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,470.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.19
25th Percentile Wage
$34.59
50th Percentile Wage
$45.57
75th Percentile Wage
$60.34
90th Percentile Wage
$82.60

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary education administrators in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $82.60. The median hourly salary is $45.57. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.19.

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
201694,7903.09%16.49%
201591,860-0.26%-
201492,1009.70%-
201383,1704.82%-
201279,160--

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 $69,640 to $104,600. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in Wisconsin is Madison with a median annual salary of $104,600. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis (mean annual salary $95,670). The lowest paying area is West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Madison
$104,600
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$95,670
Lake County-Kenosha County
$95,150
Eau Claire
$90,760
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$90,580
La Crosse
$86,660
Duluth
$85,570
Green Bay
$82,000
Janesville
$81,390
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$81,310
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$81,160
Fond du Lac
$75,840
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$69,640


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