Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
135,690 1.0 % $49.33 $102,610 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.15 $31.45 $42.59 $59.28 $83.79
Annual Wage (2) $50,240 $65,410 $88,580 $123,310 $174,280


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 105,770 3.55 $51.27 $106,650
Junior Colleges 22,180 2.93 $42.78 $88,990
Technical and Trade Schools 3,670 2.59 $38.41 $79,900
Other Schools and Instruction 840 0.21 $38.21 $79,480
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 820 1.14 $43.77 $91,050

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 105,770 3.55 $51.27 $106,650
Junior Colleges 22,180 2.93 $42.78 $88,990
Technical and Trade Schools 3,670 2.59 $38.41 $79,900
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 820 1.14 $43.77 $91,050
Educational Support Services 550 0.33 $41.97 $87,290

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 40 (7) $70.99 $147,650
Scientific Research and Development Services 140 0.02 $60.30 $125,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 480 0.01 $55.94 $116,340
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $52.27 $108,720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 105,770 3.55 $51.27 $106,650


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 14,180 0.91 0.93 $55.54 $115,520
New York 10,300 1.15 1.17 $55.27 $114,960
Illinois 8,140 1.39 1.41 $45.52 $94,690
Ohio 5,340 1.01 1.03 $46.90 $97,560
Pennsylvania 5,090 0.89 0.91 $50.53 $105,090



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 1,970 2.91 2.95 $49.63 $103,230
Rhode Island 720 1.53 1.55 $52.25 $108,670
South Carolina 2,910 1.51 1.53 $41.76 $86,850
Vermont 420 1.39 1.41 $42.37 $88,140
Illinois 8,140 1.39 1.41 $45.52 $94,690



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 340 0.78 0.79 $69.54 $144,640
New Jersey 2,270 0.58 0.59 $66.28 $137,870
Hawaii 310 0.49 0.50 $61.82 $128,590
Florida 1,190 0.15 0.15 $58.33 $121,320
Maryland 2,610 1.00 1.02 $57.54 $119,670




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 6,490 1.00 1.02 $59.09 $122,910
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,860 1.36 1.38 $48.51 $100,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,060 0.99 1.00 $55.93 $116,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,890 1.61 1.63 $51.40 $106,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,000 1.06 1.08 $37.92 $78,870
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,820 2.07 2.10 $54.82 $114,020
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,790 1.32 1.35 $52.73 $109,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,580 0.64 0.65 $49.40 $102,760
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,370 0.73 0.74 $51.22 $106,540
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,340 1.61 1.63 $52.57 $109,340