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Education Administrator Salary Information

The salary statistics of education administrators are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of education administrators in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of education administrators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The education administrators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Education Administrator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for education administrators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) education administrators is $149,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,690. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 212% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of education administrators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2.18% 6.70%
1.91% -
0.60% -
1.10% -
1.10% -
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Table 2. Education Administrator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of education administrators in 14 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for education administrators occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $119,550. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $46,640).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Retail Trade
Educational Services
Federal, State, and Local Government
Finance and Insurance
Wholesale Trade
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Accommodation and Food Services
Health Care and Social Assistance


💰 Highest paying industries for education administrators.