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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
155,990 0.3 % $ 53.49 $ 111,260 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 28.44 $ 35.93 $ 46.59 $ 61.55 $ 91.72
Annual Wage (2) $ 59,150 $ 74,730 $ 96,910 $ 128,020 $ 190,770


Industry profile for Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

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 127,170 4.26 $ 55.13 $ 114,660
Junior Colleges 21,700 3.50 $ 46.09 $ 95,870
Technical and Trade Schools 3,630 2.77 $ 39.70 $ 82,570
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 730 0.03 $ 55.01 $ 114,430
Educational Support Services 560 0.29 $ 43.74 $ 90,980

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 127,170 4.26 $ 55.13 $ 114,660
Junior Colleges 21,700 3.50 $ 46.09 $ 95,870
Technical and Trade Schools 3,630 2.77 $ 39.70 $ 82,570
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 240 0.34 $ 45.03 $ 93,670
Educational Support Services 560 0.29 $ 43.74 $ 90,980

Top paying industries for Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 80 (7) $ 87.70 $ 182,410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 450 0.01 $ 74.96 $ 155,910
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 80 0.03 $ 71.89 $ 149,520
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 (7) $ 69.87 $ 145,330
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $ 58.66 $ 122,010


Geographic profile for Education Administrators, Postsecondary:

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.



Map of employment of education administrators, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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)
California 16,570 1.00 0.91 $ 62.03 $ 129,030
Florida 13,660 1.59 1.43 $ 46.05 $ 95,780
Texas 12,810 1.05 0.95 $ 52.06 $ 108,290
Illinois 9,260 1.65 1.49 $ 44.76 $ 93,090
Pennsylvania 6,090 1.09 0.99 $ 52.26 $ 108,690


Map of location quotient of education administrators, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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)
Vermont 730 2.57 2.32 $ 43.82 $ 91,150
District of Columbia 1,350 2.04 1.85 $ 56.97 $ 118,500
Idaho 1,470 1.94 1.75 $ 47.83 $ 99,490
West Virginia 1,180 1.80 1.62 $ 52.55 $ 109,300
Iowa 2,600 1.75 1.58 $ 45.93 $ 95,530


Map of annual mean wages of education administrators, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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) $ 76.83 $ 159,800
New Jersey 2,420 0.63 0.57 $ 70.15 $ 145,920
Delaware 300 0.70 0.63 $ 66.42 $ 138,150
Washington 2,360 0.73 0.66 $ 65.66 $ 136,570
Rhode Island 780 1.71 1.55 $ 62.81 $ 130,650



Map of employment of education administrators, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 7,980 3.09 2.79 $ 55.71 $ 115,870
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,840 1.62 1.46 $ 45.99 $ 95,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,520 1.14 1.03 $ 61.42 $ 127,750
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,960 1.62 1.46 $ 49.50 $ 102,960
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,210 1.21 1.09 $ 58.00 $ 120,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,660 0.91 0.82 $ 61.25 $ 127,400
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,660 0.92 0.83 $ 53.13 $ 110,500
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,370 0.66 0.60 $ 52.53 $ 109,260
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,370 2.21 1.99 $ 60.23 $ 125,270
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,940 0.91 0.83 $ 53.12 $ 110,490


Map of location quotient of education administrators, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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 960 8.47 7.65 $ 49.84 $ 103,660
Morgantown, WV 470 7.57 6.83 $ 65.10 $ 135,400
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 550 6.01 5.43 $ 55.88 $ 116,230
New Haven, CT 1,410 5.14 4.64 $ 57.56 $ 119,730
Manhattan, KS 190 5.00 4.52 $ 54.79 $ 113,970
Auburn-Opelika, AL 290 4.95 4.47 $ 76.39 $ 158,890
Corvallis, OR 150 4.37 3.95 $ 85.85 $ 178,570
Carbondale-Marion, IL 220 4.33 3.91 $ 49.21 $ 102,370
Iowa City, IA 380 4.31 3.90 $ 61.51 $ 127,930
Chico, CA 310 4.21 3.81 $ 53.86 $ 112,030


Map of annual mean wages of education administrators, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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)
Corvallis, OR 150 4.37 3.95 $ 85.85 $ 178,570
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 150 0.69 0.62 $ 79.78 $ 165,940
Syracuse, NY 260 0.94 0.85 $ 79.16 $ 164,660
Charlottesville, VA 150 1.44 1.30 $ 78.56 $ 163,400
Auburn-Opelika, AL 290 4.95 4.47 $ 76.39 $ 158,890
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) $ 76.21 $ 158,510
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,500 1.40 1.27 $ 73.82 $ 153,540
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 180 0.36 0.33 $ 73.47 $ 152,810
Utica-Rome, NY 70 0.64 0.57 $ 73.28 $ 152,420
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 410 0.97 0.87 $ 71.97 $ 149,700

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 540 1.45 1.31 $ 40.88 $ 85,040
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 520 2.33 2.11 $ 50.97 $ 106,010
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 510 2.00 1.81 $ 46.33 $ 96,360
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 380 3.03 2.74 $ 45.46 $ 94,550
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 370 3.79 3.42 $ 52.44 $ 109,070

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 370 3.79 3.42 $ 52.44 $ 109,070
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 330 3.57 3.23 $ 50.60 $ 105,250
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 300 3.18 2.88 $ 42.63 $ 88,680
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 380 3.03 2.74 $ 45.46 $ 94,550
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 170 2.71 2.45 $ 50.00 $ 103,990

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 60 0.72 0.65 $ 68.47 $ 142,420
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 160 1.66 1.50 $ 64.70 $ 134,580
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 0.53 $ 64.62 $ 134,410
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 0.42 $ 62.81 $ 130,640
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.95 0.86 $ 58.66 $ 122,010


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022