Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
126,340 1.1 % $48.37 $100,600 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.88 $31.17 $42.02 $58.01 $82.23
Annual Wage (2) $49,660 $64,830 $87,410 $120,660 $171,040


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 94,620 3.23 $50.48 $105,000
Junior Colleges 22,740 2.99 $42.15 $87,670
Technical and Trade Schools 4,240 2.85 $38.29 $79,630
Other Schools and Instruction 1,070 0.29 $37.64 $78,300
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 920 1.26 $41.73 $86,800

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 94,620 3.23 $50.48 $105,000
Junior Colleges 22,740 2.99 $42.15 $87,670
Technical and Trade Schools 4,240 2.85 $38.29 $79,630
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 920 1.26 $41.73 $86,800
Educational Support Services 720 0.48 $44.79 $93,160

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 120 0.02 $72.99 $151,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $61.37 $127,640
State Government (OES Designation) 500 0.02 $50.74 $105,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 94,620 3.23 $50.48 $105,000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 430 0.01 $49.57 $103,100


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 13,160 0.89 0.94 $50.08 $104,170
New York 9,560 1.11 1.16 $54.52 $113,400
Massachusetts 8,640 2.65 2.78 $48.44 $100,760
Illinois 8,400 1.47 1.55 $45.87 $95,410
Pennsylvania 5,790 1.03 1.08 $54.94 $114,270




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 1,830 2.75 2.89 $50.15 $104,310
Massachusetts 8,640 2.65 2.78 $48.44 $100,760
Vermont 610 2.04 2.14 $37.72 $78,460
Rhode Island 720 1.58 1.66 $54.76 $113,890
Illinois 8,400 1.47 1.55 $45.87 $95,410




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 390 0.94 0.99 $66.42 $138,150
New Jersey 2,320 0.61 0.64 $63.18 $131,420
Maryland 2,300 0.91 0.95 $56.87 $118,300
Pennsylvania 5,790 1.03 1.08 $54.94 $114,270
Rhode Island 720 1.58 1.66 $54.76 $113,890





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 5,780 1.10 1.16 $57.38 $119,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 5,190 2.97 3.12 $52.06 $108,280
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,070 1.37 1.44 $46.13 $95,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,680 0.93 0.97 $48.74 $101,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,040 1.28 1.35 $52.17 $108,500
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,540 1.38 1.45 $58.56 $121,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,490 1.39 1.46 $47.13 $98,020
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,710 0.96 1.01 $49.76 $103,500
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,540 1.89 1.98 $42.27 $87,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,390 0.60 0.63 $52.60 $109,410




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)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 1,170 12.12 12.72 $48.33 $100,530
College Station-Bryan, TX 560 5.82 6.11 $48.95 $101,820
Manhattan, KS 230 4.63 4.86 $47.17 $98,120
Auburn-Opelika, AL 200 3.85 4.04 $56.82 $118,180
Grand Forks, ND-MN 160 3.17 3.33 $51.04 $106,170
Springfield, MA-CT 910 3.14 3.30 $35.11 $73,020
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 5,190 2.97 3.12 $52.06 $108,280
New Haven, CT 800 2.95 3.09 $56.30 $117,110
Columbia, MO 260 2.91 3.05 $58.94 $122,590
Ann Arbor, MI 590 2.90 3.05 $71.24 $148,170