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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary

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


National estimates for Education Administrators, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Education Administrators, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Education Administrators, Postsecondary

National estimates for Education Administrators, Postsecondary: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
140,880 1.2 % $ 55.38 $ 115,200 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 27.07 $ 34.63 $ 46.87 $ 66.94 $ 95.87
Annual Wage (2) $ 56,310 $ 72,030 $ 97,500 $ 139,220 $ 199,400


Industry profile for Education Administrators, Postsecondary: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 112,250 3.70 $ 57.30 $ 119,190
Junior Colleges 21,530 3.16 $ 47.52 $ 98,840
Technical and Trade Schools 2,830 2.26 $ 41.92 $ 87,190
Elementary and Secondary Schools 740 0.01 $ 47.99 $ 99,820
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 710 0.03 $ 49.38 $ 102,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 112,250 3.70 $ 57.30 $ 119,190
Junior Colleges 21,530 3.16 $ 47.52 $ 98,840
Technical and Trade Schools 2,830 2.26 $ 41.92 $ 87,190
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 380 0.53 $ 46.95 $ 97,660
Educational Support Services 530 0.29 $ 45.58 $ 94,810

Top paying industries for Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 450 0.01 $ 79.46 $ 165,270
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $ 62.62 $ 130,260
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 80 0.02 $ 61.58 $ 128,080
Offices of Physicians 40 (7) $ 60.13 $ 125,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises 410 0.02 $ 57.88 $ 120,380


Geographic profile for Education Administrators, Postsecondary: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 12,440 3.71 3.67 $ 54.60 $ 113,570
Texas 10,960 0.91 0.89 $ 54.29 $ 112,930
California 10,770 0.66 0.65 $ 64.49 $ 134,150
Florida 9,740 1.15 1.14 $ 47.09 $ 97,950
Illinois 8,160 1.45 1.43 $ 47.00 $ 97,770




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 12,440 3.71 3.67 $ 54.60 $ 113,570
Vermont 730 2.60 2.57 $ 49.09 $ 102,110
District of Columbia 1,560 2.26 2.24 $ 61.13 $ 127,140
Idaho 1,460 2.03 2.01 $ 47.10 $ 97,970
Rhode Island 770 1.74 1.72 $ 63.09 $ 131,230




Top paying states for Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York (8) (8) (8) $ 78.37 $ 163,010
New Jersey 2,170 0.57 0.57 $ 70.63 $ 146,910
Delaware 290 0.67 0.66 $ 67.18 $ 139,740
Hawaii 400 0.69 0.69 $ 65.74 $ 136,730
North Dakota 320 0.80 0.79 $ 65.46 $ 136,160





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,660 1.30 1.28 $ 48.77 $ 101,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,340 0.75 0.74 $ 65.04 $ 135,290
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,290 1.31 1.29 $ 49.99 $ 103,970
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,000 1.11 1.10 $ 55.41 $ 115,260
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,140 0.60 0.59 $ 54.78 $ 113,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,010 0.68 0.67 $ 52.89 $ 110,000
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,810 1.72 1.69 $ 63.14 $ 131,330
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,780 0.84 0.83 $ 56.57 $ 117,670
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,480 1.15 1.14 $ 63.09 $ 131,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,370 0.74 0.73 $ 55.45 $ 115,330




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
College Station-Bryan, TX 1,230 11.30 11.16 $ 56.88 $ 118,310
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 580 6.53 6.45 (8) (8)
Lawrence, KS 260 5.73 5.66 $ 58.81 $ 122,320
Manhattan, KS 190 5.21 5.14 $ 57.76 $ 120,140
Carbondale-Marion, IL 220 4.42 4.37 $ 50.83 $ 105,720
Corvallis, OR 150 4.40 4.34 $ 78.62 $ 163,530
Johnson City, TN 320 4.30 4.25 $ 50.57 $ 105,180
Tuscaloosa, AL 430 4.29 4.23 $ 59.29 $ 123,330
Gainesville, FL 570 4.16 4.11 (8) (8)
Flagstaff, AZ 220 3.90 3.85 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ithaca, NY 170 3.70 3.66 $ 98.95 $ 205,810
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 160 0.74 0.73 $ 85.68 $ 178,210
Charlottesville, VA 150 1.38 1.37 $ 84.64 $ 176,040
Rochester, NY 490 1.03 1.02 $ 84.30 $ 175,340
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 750 1.36 1.35 $ 78.92 $ 164,160
Corvallis, OR 150 4.40 4.34 $ 78.62 $ 163,530
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) $ 78.12 $ 162,490
Syracuse, NY 420 1.49 1.47 $ 76.55 $ 159,220
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 480 1.14 1.13 $ 72.21 $ 150,190
Spartanburg, SC 250 1.61 1.59 $ 72.16 $ 150,080

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 600 1.58 1.56 $ 39.00 $ 81,110
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 500 2.22 2.19 $ 54.60 $ 113,560
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 420 4.25 4.19 $ 52.80 $ 109,830
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 400 3.29 3.25 $ 45.59 $ 94,830
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 330 3.37 3.33 $ 47.48 $ 98,750

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 420 4.25 4.19 $ 52.80 $ 109,830
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 330 3.37 3.33 $ 47.48 $ 98,750
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 400 3.29 3.25 $ 45.59 $ 94,830
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 260 3.05 3.01 $ 45.89 $ 95,460
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 2.30 2.27 $ 43.93 $ 91,370

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 1.00 0.99 $ 71.05 $ 147,780
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 150 1.61 1.59 $ 66.73 $ 138,790
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 110 1.11 1.10 $ 65.18 $ 135,580
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 0.38 $ 64.73 $ 134,650
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 140 0.96 0.95 $ 62.25 $ 129,490


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021