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Education Administrator, Postsecondary Salary

An average Postsecondary Education Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $52K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $39K to $84K per year. Work is enjoyable for Postsecondary Education Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Postsecondary Education Administrators (54 percent) survey respondents. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,064 - $84,518
MEDIAN: $51,523

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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.
$40,064 - $84,518  
$0.00 - $15,781  
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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).
$38,922 - $84,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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. The average inexperienced worker earns $45K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $49K. For Postsecondary Education Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $65K. Postsecondary Education Administrators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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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 23 votes.


54 %
46 %

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: 93% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 7%