Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
122,930 1.2 % $47.77 $99,370 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.52 $30.68 $41.58 $57.64 $80.93
Annual Wage (2) $48,920 $63,820 $86,490 $119,890 $168,330


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 91,090 3.14 $49.92 $103,820
Junior Colleges 22,720 2.98 $41.75 $86,850
Technical and Trade Schools 4,320 2.79 $38.04 $79,130
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 1,150 1.48 $42.14 $87,640
Educational Support Services 950 0.64 $40.98 $85,230

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 91,090 3.14 $49.92 $103,820
Junior Colleges 22,720 2.98 $41.75 $86,850
Technical and Trade Schools 4,320 2.79 $38.04 $79,130
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 1,150 1.48 $42.14 $87,640
Educational Support Services 950 0.64 $40.98 $85,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $97.96 $203,760
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 310 0.01 $58.03 $120,690
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $55.86 $116,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises 220 0.01 $51.91 $107,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 91,090 3.14 $49.92 $103,820


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 12,310 0.86 0.91 $49.08 $102,090
New York 9,020 1.06 1.12 $52.61 $109,430
Illinois 8,650 1.53 1.63 $47.84 $99,500
Massachusetts 7,560 2.36 2.50 $48.28 $100,420
Pennsylvania 5,580 1.00 1.06 $55.67 $115,790




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 1,730 2.64 2.80 $47.21 $98,200
Massachusetts 7,560 2.36 2.50 $48.28 $100,420
Vermont 570 1.93 2.05 $33.67 $70,030
West Virginia 1,200 1.68 1.78 $40.52 $84,290
Rhode Island 690 1.53 1.62 $54.16 $112,650




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 240 0.59 0.62 $60.72 $126,300
New Jersey 2,230 0.59 0.62 $59.30 $123,350
Pennsylvania 5,580 1.00 1.06 $55.67 $115,790
Maryland 2,560 1.02 1.08 $55.36 $115,150
Hawaii 250 0.43 0.46 $54.31 $112,970





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,400 1.05 1.11 $54.34 $113,030
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,340 2.54 2.69 $52.69 $109,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,470 0.90 0.95 $47.44 $98,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,100 1.32 1.40 $48.81 $101,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,390 1.36 1.45 $46.65 $97,030
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,270 1.24 1.32 $59.40 $123,550
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,090 1.21 1.28 $50.92 $105,910
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,540 1.23 1.30 $55.04 $114,480
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,370 1.70 1.80 $39.30 $81,730
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,300 0.49 0.52 $49.61 $103,180




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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 550 5.87 6.23 $47.71 $99,240
Manhattan, KS 220 4.34 4.60 (8) (8)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 360 4.17 4.42 $37.43 $77,860
Auburn-Opelika, AL 190 3.84 4.07 $55.29 $115,000
Flagstaff, AZ 190 3.44 3.65 $50.19 $104,390
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 870 3.18 3.38 $57.44 $119,480
Ann Arbor, MI 550 2.84 3.01 $73.50 $152,880
New Haven, CT 770 2.82 2.99 $55.28 $114,980
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 830 2.79 2.96 $40.74 $84,740
Springfield, MA-CT 790 2.76 2.92 $36.86 $76,680