Postsecondary Education Administrator Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,320
25th Percentile Wage
$64,150
50th Percentile Wage
$88,480
75th Percentile Wage
$120,190
90th Percentile Wage
$172,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education administrators in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $172,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,320.

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
$88,480
0.52% 15.26%
2016
$88,020
2.91% -
2015
$85,460
7.88% -
2014
$78,730
1.47% -
2013
$77,570
3.34% -
2012
$74,980
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education administrators in state of West Virginia ranges from $71,060 to $97,170. The highest paying area for postsecondary education administrators in West Virginia is Morgantown with a median annual salary of $97,170. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (mean annual salary $94,200). The lowest paying area is Steubenville-Weirton with a median annual salary of $71,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Morgantown
$97,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$94,200
Cumberland
$88,600
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$88,370
Winchester
$85,780
Huntington-Ashland
$80,920
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$79,360
Charleston
$77,340
Wheeling
$77,190
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$75,220
Steubenville-Weirton
$71,060




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