Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
138,430 1.1 % $50.85 $105,770 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.85 $32.08 $43.63 $60.94 $86.18
Annual Wage (2) $51,690 $66,730 $90,760 $126,750 $179,250


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 109,130 3.63 $52.68 $109,560
Junior Colleges 21,930 2.92 $43.95 $91,410
Technical and Trade Schools 3,410 2.46 $41.66 $86,640
Other Schools and Instruction 760 0.18 $40.58 $84,410
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 600 0.85 $43.96 $91,430

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 109,130 3.63 $52.68 $109,560
Junior Colleges 21,930 2.92 $43.95 $91,410
Technical and Trade Schools 3,410 2.46 $41.66 $86,640
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 600 0.85 $43.96 $91,430
Educational Support Services 450 0.26 $41.43 $86,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 50 (7) $77.17 $160,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 560 0.01 $62.48 $129,960
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $61.14 $127,170
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 60 0.01 $60.11 $125,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 0.01 $53.44 $111,160


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 14,230 0.89 0.90 $59.15 $123,040
New York 11,380 1.25 1.27 $54.99 $114,370
Illinois 8,280 1.40 1.42 $46.59 $96,910
Texas 5,120 0.44 0.44 $56.97 $118,490
Michigan 5,000 1.19 1.20 $53.85 $112,000




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 1,850 2.63 2.67 $52.89 $110,000
Iowa 2,400 1.56 1.59 $48.92 $101,750
Tennessee 4,460 1.54 1.56 $43.60 $90,690
Rhode Island 710 1.49 1.51 $53.85 $112,020
Idaho 990 1.49 1.51 $43.67 $90,820




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 0.55 0.56 $68.72 $142,930
Delaware 260 0.60 0.61 $67.78 $140,990
Hawaii 300 0.47 0.48 $63.43 $131,930
North Dakota 480 1.12 1.14 $61.14 $127,170
Maryland 2,530 0.96 0.97 $60.87 $126,620





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 7,270 1.10 1.12 $58.71 $122,110
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,310 1.46 1.48 $49.85 $103,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,500 1.07 1.08 $61.03 $126,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,800 1.53 1.55 $52.89 $110,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,860 0.97 0.99 $40.56 $84,360
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,640 1.18 1.20 $54.16 $112,650
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,630 1.83 1.86 $55.10 $114,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,420 0.56 0.56 $50.65 $105,350
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,360 1.49 1.51 $44.41 $92,380
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,340 1.28 1.30 $63.20 $131,450




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 600 9.41 9.54 $52.92 $110,080
Auburn-Opelika, AL 410 7.60 7.71 $60.39 $125,610
Prescott, AZ 290 4.94 5.01 $36.31 $75,510
Rome, GA 170 4.71