Education Administrator, Postsecondary Salary

Average Postsecondary Education Administrators in the United States make around $52K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $40K and $81K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Postsecondary Education Administrators. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,289 - $80,972

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$40,289 - $80,972  
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$39,639 - $81,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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.

Postsecondary Education Administrators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $46K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $50K. Postsecondary Education Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $65K.

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Experience Affects Education Administrator, Postsecondary Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


53 %
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 8%