Education Administrator, Postsecondary Salary

Average Postsecondary Education Administrators in the United States make around $52K per year. Earnings sit near $40K on the lower side but can approach $83K per year on the higher side. Women Postsecondary Education Administrators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,724 - $82,556
(Median)
$41K
$52K
$83K
MEDIAN: $52,160
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,724 - $82,556  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,893  
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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$40,048 - $82,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $50K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $48K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Postsecondary Education Administrators make a median salary of $63K. Postsecondary Education Administrators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $65K.

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Experience Affects Education Administrator, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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