Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
131,070 1.1 % $48.99 $101,910 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.15 $31.33 $42.49 $58.98 $83.65
Annual Wage (2) $50,240 $65,160 $88,390 $122,680 $174,000


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 99,690 3.39 $51.09 $106,270
Junior Colleges 23,170 3.04 $42.48 $88,350
Technical and Trade Schools 4,140 2.79 $38.39 $79,850
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 960 1.32 $42.22 $87,820
Other Schools and Instruction 830 0.22 $39.04 $81,200

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 99,690 3.39 $51.09 $106,270
Junior Colleges 23,170 3.04 $42.48 $88,350
Technical and Trade Schools 4,140 2.79 $38.39 $79,850
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 960 1.32 $42.22 $87,820
Educational Support Services 490 0.33 $44.20 $91,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 30 (7) $78.02 $162,270
Scientific Research and Development Services 130 0.02 $70.45 $146,530
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $57.49 $119,570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 470 0.01 $52.63 $109,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 99,690 3.39 $51.09 $106,270


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 13,960 0.92 0.95 $53.59 $111,460
New York 10,090 1.14 1.18 $55.60 $115,650
Massachusetts 9,950 2.99 3.09 $47.90 $99,620
Illinois 7,720 1.34 1.38 $44.45 $92,460
Texas 5,290 0.47 0.49 $51.02 $106,120



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 9,950 2.99 3.09 $47.90 $99,620
District of Columbia 1,990 2.95 3.04 $49.43 $102,820
Vermont 460 1.52 1.56 $43.22 $89,900
Rhode Island 680 1.47 1.52 $51.71 $107,570
South Carolina 2,730 1.45 1.50 $39.78 $82,750



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 360 0.84 0.86 $68.36 $142,190
New Jersey 2,240 0.58 0.60 $62.03 $129,010
Hawaii 330 0.54 0.55 $59.39 $123,530
Maryland 2,170 0.85 0.87 $59.16 $123,060
North Dakota 440 0.99 1.02 $56.00 $116,490




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,150 3.43 3.53 $50.89 $105,860
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,630 1.04 1.08 $60.52 $125,880
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,400 1.44 1.48 $45.55 $94,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,720 0.92 0.94 $52.11 $108,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,410 1.43 1.48 $52.18 $108,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,380 1.31 1.35 $45.02 $93,650
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,260 1.22 1.25 $54.00 $112,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,830 0.77 0.79 $50.42 $104,860
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,410 0.77 0.80 $51.07 $106,210
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,320 0.47 0.48 $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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 590 5.94 6.12 $54.28 $112,910
Auburn-Opelika, AL 200 3.78 3.90 $57.59 $119,800
Ann Arbor, MI 750 3.64 3.75 $74.87 $155,740
Springfield, MA-CT 1,010 3.46 3.57 $37.48 $77,960
State College, PA 230 3.46 3.57 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,150 3.43 3.53 $50.89 $105,860
Grand Forks, ND-MN 170 3.28 3.39 $51.52 $107,160
Lawrence, KS 140 3.06 3.16 (8) (8)
Johnson City, TN 220 2.93 3.02 $32.06 $66,680
Ithaca, NY 140 2.88 2.97 $67.96 $141,350