Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
143,430 1.3 % $53.47 $111,210 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.29 $33.46 $45.36 $63.63 $91.63
Annual Wage (2) $54,680 $69,600 $94,340 $132,350 $190,600


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 115,130 3.78 $54.98 $114,360
Junior Colleges 20,840 2.89 $47.13 $98,020
Technical and Trade Schools 3,390 2.52 $43.98 $91,480
Elementary and Secondary Schools 960 0.01 $48.67 $101,230
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 590 0.01 $63.06 $131,160

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 115,130 3.78 $54.98 $114,360
Junior Colleges 20,840 2.89 $47.13 $98,020
Technical and Trade Schools 3,390 2.52 $43.98 $91,480
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 520 0.74 $47.05 $97,860
Educational Support Services 340 0.19 $46.57 $96,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 70 (7) $76.78 $159,700
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $64.88 $134,960
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 590 0.01 $63.06 $131,160
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $61.10 $127,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises 110 (7) $55.39 $115,210


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 12,390 0.73 0.73 $61.58 $128,090
Massachusetts 11,130 3.12 3.15 $51.97 $108,090
New York 10,810 1.15 1.16 $59.78 $124,350
Illinois 8,330 1.39 1.40 $47.93 $99,690
Michigan 5,230 1.21 1.22 $57.44 $119,470




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)
Massachusetts 11,130 3.12 3.15 $51.97 $108,090
District of Columbia 1,490 2.09 2.11 $56.58 $117,680
Rhode Island 790 1.64 1.65 $56.15 $116,780
Iowa 2,360 1.53 1.54 $51.81 $107,760
Mississippi 1,650 1.47 1.49 $45.75 $95,160




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 2,010 0.50 0.50 $73.92 $153,760
Delaware 280 0.63 0.64 $70.75 $147,160
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $65.99 $137,250
California 12,390 0.73 0.73 $61.58 $128,090
New York 10,810 1.15 1.16 $59.78 $124,350





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,990 0.95 0.95 $62.43 $129,850
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,160 1.33 1.34 $49.91 $103,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,290 0.87 0.87 $63.14 $131,330
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,450 0.86 0.87 $62.35 $129,680
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,570 0.80 0.80 $55.63 $115,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,440 0.74 0.74 $57.63 $119,870
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,390 0.57 0.58 $63.26 $131,580
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,300 0.66 0.66 $56.02 $116,520
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,250 0.86 0.86 $59.38 $123,500
Springfield, MA-CT 1,230 3.71 3.74 $46.60 $96,930