Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary

Plan, direct, or coordinate research, instructional, student administration and services, and other educational activities at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
113,620 1.6 % $46.72 $97,170 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.88 $29.82 $40.52 $56.35 $79.04
Annual Wage (2) $47,580 $62,020 $84,280 $117,210 $164,390


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 83,520 2.92 $48.93 $101,770
Junior Colleges 21,830 2.81 $40.61 $84,460
Technical and Trade Schools 3,780 2.41 $38.19 $79,430
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 1,210 1.45 $41.34 $85,980
Educational Support Services 950 0.68 $40.05 $83,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 83,520 2.92 $48.93 $101,770
Junior Colleges 21,830 2.81 $40.61 $84,460
Technical and Trade Schools 3,780 2.41 $38.19 $79,430
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 1,210 1.45 $41.34 $85,980
Educational Support Services 950 0.68 $40.05 $83,310

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 360 0.01 $55.64 $115,740
Management of Companies and Enterprises 130 0.01 $53.27 $110,800
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 83,520 2.92 $48.93 $101,770
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $47.42 $98,640
State Government (OES Designation) 150 0.01 $46.75 $97,230


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,700 0.62 0.70 $48.11 $100,070
New York 8,230 0.98 1.10 $49.53 $103,030
Texas 8,010 0.78 0.88 $49.49 $102,940
Massachusetts 6,520 2.07 2.33 $49.11 $102,140
Pennsylvania 5,870 1.06 1.19 $54.45 $113,260




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,670 2.59 2.93 $46.14 $95,970
Vermont 740 2.53 2.86 $33.38 $69,420
Massachusetts 6,520 2.07 2.33 $49.11 $102,140
Mississippi 1,600 1.49 1.69 $39.76 $82,700
West Virginia 1,000 1.42 1.61 $34.17 $71,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 2,170 0.58 0.65 $60.16 $125,130
Delaware 240 0.60 0.68 $59.79 $124,360
Pennsylvania 5,870 1.06 1.19 $54.45 $113,260
Nevada 530 0.48 0.54 $54.37 $113,080
Rhode Island 610 1.36 1.54 $54.11 $112,550





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,270 1.04 1.18 $50.64 $105,330
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,420 2.04 2.30 $54.85 $114,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,760 1.19 1.35 $45.37 $94,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,710 0.71 0.80 $47.45 $98,690
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,410 0.67 0.76 $45.68 $95,010
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,360 1.30 1.47 $57.49 $119,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,360 1.39 1.57 $50.56 $105,160
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,720 1.00 1.13 $37.68 $78,370
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,360 1.09 1.23 $53.30 $110,870
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,340 1.68 1.89 $37.96 $78,960




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
College Station-Bryan, TX 690 7.49 8.45 $46.33 $96,370
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 370 4.31 4.87 $36.74 $76,420
Manhattan, KS 220 4.22 4.76 (8) (8)
Auburn-Opelika, AL 170 3.59 4.06 $68.87 $143,240
Flagstaff, AZ 190 3.44 3.88 $50.29 $104,600
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 920 3.43 3.88 $55.55 $115,530
Ann Arbor, MI 570 3.00 3.39 $70.04 $145,690
New Haven, CT 720 2.70 3.05 $52.79 $109,790
Tuscaloosa, AL 210 2.43 2.74 (8) (8)
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 140 2.41 2.72 $37.68 $78,370




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.39 0.44 $74.49 $154,940
Ann Arbor, MI 570 3.00 3.39 $70.04 $145,690
Auburn-Opelika, AL 170 3.59 4.06 $68.87 $143,240
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 80 0.41 0.46 $67.50 $140,400
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 90 0.65 0.73 $62.20 $129,370
Columbus, OH 630 0.70 0.80 $61.43 $127,780
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division