The median annual wage for postsecondary education administrators was $88,580 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $50,240, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $174,280.
In May 2015, the median annual wage in colleges, universities, and professional schools, the industry that employed the most postsecondary education administrators, was $91,090. The median annual wage in junior colleges, the second largest industry, was $83,270.
Postsecondary education administrators generally work full time. Most work year-round, but some schools may reduce their hours during the summer.
As part of their employee benefits plan, many colleges and universities allow full-time employees to attend classes for a discount or for free.
Postsecondary Education Administrators
Median annual wages, May 2015
Education administrators, postsecondary
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics