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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
142,160 1.2 % $51.77 $107,670 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.46 $32.74 $44.41 $61.77 $87.57
Annual Wage (2) $52,960 $68,090 $92,360 $128,480 $182,150


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 113,100 3.75 $53.34 $110,940
Junior Colleges 21,680 2.95 $45.63 $94,910
Technical and Trade Schools 3,430 2.56 $43.28 $90,020
Elementary and Secondary Schools 800 0.01 $44.85 $93,290
Other Schools and Instruction 650 0.15 $41.45 $86,220

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 113,100 3.75 $53.34 $110,940
Junior Colleges 21,680 2.95 $45.63 $94,910
Technical and Trade Schools 3,430 2.56 $43.28 $90,020
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 620 0.89 $43.53 $90,540
Educational Support Services 390 0.22 $44.01 $91,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 60 (7) $78.28 $162,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 570 0.01 $61.86 $128,660
Grantmaking and Giving Services 110 0.08 $61.47 $127,870
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 70 0.02 $60.11 $125,030
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $59.73 $124,230


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 12,840 0.77 0.77 $59.44 $123,630
New York 10,960 1.19 1.19 $56.74 $118,020
Illinois 8,530 1.44 1.44 $47.95 $99,740
Texas 6,030 0.51 0.51 $57.19 $118,950
Michigan 5,410 1.27 1.27 $55.68 $115,810




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 1,540 2.18 2.18 $52.41 $109,010
Rhode Island 830 1.74 1.74 $54.50 $113,360
Iowa 2,420 1.58 1.58 $49.37 $102,700
Mississippi 1,710 1.53 1.53 $44.89 $93,370
Illinois 8,530 1.44 1.44 $47.95 $99,740




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 2,070 0.52 0.52 $74.18 $154,300
Delaware 290 0.65 0.65 $70.40 $146,430
Maryland 2,530 0.95 0.95 $60.26 $125,350
California 12,840 0.77 0.77 $59.44 $123,630
Hawaii 450 0.71 0.71 $58.44 $121,560



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,040 1.05 1.05 $60.25 $125,310
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,280 1.44 1.45 $50.89 $105,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,480 1.01 1.01 $61.73 $128,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,320 1.32 1.32 $52.92 $110,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,830 0.95 0.95 $44.96 $93,530
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,680 1.86 1.86 $59.86 $124,500
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,310 0.91 0.92 $56.03 $116,550
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 1,260 1.72 1.72 $54.94 $114,280
Springfield, MA-CT 1,250 3.81 3.82 $45.79 $95,240
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,240 0.42 0.42 $61.11 $127,100


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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)
Morgantown, WV 590 9.11 9.14 $54.64 $113,660
Auburn-Opelika, AL 410 7.30 7.32 $60.43 $125,690
Prescott, AZ 290 4.78 4.79 $37.19 $77,350
Lawrence, KS 230 4.69 4.70 $53.61 $111,510
Tuscaloosa, AL 440 4.38 4.39 $58.61 $121,910
Rome, GA 150 4.17 4.18 $53.36 $110,990
Ann Arbor, MI 850 3.99 4.00 $65.86 $136,990
Springfield, MA-CT 1,250 3.81 3.82 $45.79 $95,240
Hammond, LA 130 3.09 3.10 $38.24 $79,540
Greenville, NC 230 3.04 3.05 $67.64 $140,700


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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)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI (8) (8) (8) $83.42 $173,520
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 240 1.11 1.11 $80.62 $167,700
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.37 0.37 $79.22 $164,770
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 650 0.55 0.56 $76.86 $159,870
Charlottesville, VA 180 1.65 1.66 $75.69 $157,440
El Paso, TX 170 0.55 0.55 $74.90 $155,790
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 230 0.95 0.96 $71.80 $149,350
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.61 0.61 $71.55 $148,830
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 190 0.24 0.24 $67.88 $141,200
Greenville, NC 230 3.04 3.05 $67.64 $140,700

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 680 2.46 2.47 $50.08 $104,160
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 540 2.32 2.32 $50.05 $104,110
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 480 2.77 2.78 $35.37 $73,560
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 380 2.42 2.42 $46.79 $97,330
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 360 2.87 2.88 (8) (8)

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 3.23 3.24 $36.46 $75,850
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 360 2.87 2.88 (8) (8)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 480 2.77 2.78 $35.37 $73,560
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 2.66 2.67 $26.53 $55,180
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 680 2.46 2.47 $50.08 $104,160

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 0.35 $62.71 $130,440
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 1.32 1.32 $61.34 $127,590
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.75 0.75 $59.88 $124,560
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 0.92 $57.43 $119,450
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 0.98 0.98 $57.23 $119,040


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018