Postsecondary Education Administrators in the United States take home approximately $55K per year on average. Earnings sit near $41K on the lower side but can approach $74K per year on the higher side. For the most part, Postsecondary Education Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 81 percent of Postsecondary Education Administrators are female. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,644 - $74,460
MEDIAN: $54,683

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$42,644 - $74,460  
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$41,106 - $74,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Education Administrator, Postsecondary

  • Create, organize, update, and edit informational and reporting data, materials, and documents.
  • Assist with correspondence, answer questions, and aid faculty and students.
  • Update and report on budgets, schedules, students, and/or room usage.
  • Plan, organize, correspond about, and oversee special events.

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Pay by Experience Level for Education Administrator, Postsecondary

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For Postsecondary Education Administrators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $48K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Postsecondary Education Administrators make a median salary of $62K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $65K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.


81 %
19 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 10%