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Education Administrator, Postsecondary Salary

Earnings for Postsecondary Education Administrators in the United States come in at around $52K per year on average. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women Postsecondary Education Administrators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Postsecondary Education Administrators. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,606 - $85,553
(Median)
39K
52K
64K
86K
MEDIAN: $51,761
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National Salary Data

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,606 - $85,553  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,659  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,874 - $84,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 82
United States (change)

Job Description for Education Administrator, Postsecondary

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

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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 many Postsecondary Education Administrators, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. During the first five years of their careers, Postsecondary Education Administrators see a median income of $44K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $50K. Postsecondary Education Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $79K.

Experience Affects Education Administrator, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 6%