Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary

Plan, direct, or coordinate research, instructional, student administration and services, and other educational activities at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
110,360 1.5 % $46.48 $96,680 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.66 $29.54 $40.24 $56.27 $79.11
Annual Wage (2) $47,130 $61,440 $83,710 $117,040 $164,540


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 81,480 2.88 $48.52 $100,920
Junior Colleges 20,590 2.70 $40.36 $83,960
Technical and Trade Schools 3,410 2.21 $38.92 $80,960
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 1,220 1.48 $40.03 $83,250
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,010 0.01 $43.24 $89,940

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 81,480 2.88 $48.52 $100,920
Junior Colleges 20,590 2.70 $40.36 $83,960
Technical and Trade Schools 3,410 2.21 $38.92 $80,960
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 1,220 1.48 $40.03 $83,250
Educational Support Services 660 0.50 $40.13 $83,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $58.60 $121,900
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 420 0.01 $56.44 $117,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.01 $53.94 $112,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 81,480 2.88 $48.52 $100,920
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,010 0.01 $43.24 $89,940


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,850 0.63 0.73 $48.97 $101,850
Texas 8,210 0.81 0.94 $50.44 $104,910
New York 7,490 0.90 1.03 $51.44 $106,990
Massachusetts 6,400 2.05 2.36 $50.39 $104,810
Pennsylvania 6,080 1.11 1.28 $48.93 $101,780




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 6,400 2.05 2.36 $50.39 $104,810
District of Columbia 1,290 2.02 2.33 $40.32 $83,860
North Carolina 5,940 1.57 1.81 $43.00 $89,450
Mississippi 1,510 1.41 1.63 $38.78 $80,670
West Virginia 920 1.34 1.54 $35.75 $74,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 2,090 0.56 0.64 $57.29 $119,170
Hawaii 260 0.46 0.53 $54.28 $112,910
Nevada 510 0.46 0.53 $52.49 $109,190
Alaska 100 0.32 0.37 $51.78 $107,700
Michigan 3,750 1.00 1.15 $51.61 $107,360

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,610 0.92 1.06 $54.10 $112,530
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,430 2.07 2.38 $54.82 $114,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,760 0.72 0.83 $48.72 $101,340
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,490 1.38 1.59 $55.18 $114,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,460 1.08 1.24 $41.61 $86,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,360 1.07 1.24 $48.32 $100,510
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,050 1.22 1.40 $49.46 $102,880
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,040 0.58 0.66 $47.17 $98,120
Raleigh-Cary, NC 1,690 3.45 3.97 $45.15 $93,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,430 0.85 0.98 $36.45 $75,820




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
College Station-Bryan, TX 670 7.20 8.29 $46.21 $96,120
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 330 3.83 4.41 $40.17 $83,540
Auburn-Opelika, AL 170 3.57 4.11 $68.12 $141,690
Raleigh-Cary, NC 1,690 3.45 3.97 $45.15 $93,910
Durham, NC 850 3.17 3.65 $54.21 $112,760
Ithaca, NY 150 2.96 3.40 $57.85 $120,330
Provo-Orem, UT 430 2.57 2.96 $35.81 $74,480
New Haven, CT 660 2.51 2.89 $50.46 $104,960
Tuscaloosa, AL 220 2.47 2.85 $51.54 $107,200
Savannah, GA 360 2.47 2.85 $50.91 $105,900




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Auburn-Opelika, AL 170 3.57 4.11 $68.12 $141,690
Albuquerque, NM 230 0.62 0.72 $63.42 $131,920
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 90 0.68 0.78 $61.80 $128,540
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 380 0.40 0.46 $60.77 $126,410
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 190 0.27 0.31 $60.59 $126,030
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 620 0.65 0.75 $59.55 $123,860
Columbus, OH 670 0.76 0.87 $59.54 $123,840
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 70 0.53 0.61 $57.96 $120,560
Ithaca, NY 150 2.96 3.40 $57.85 $120,330
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.34 0.39 $57.21 $119,000

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 750 3.66 4.21 (8) (8)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 410 1.54 1.77 $49.41 $102,770
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 380 17.81 20.52 $53.18 $110,620
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 360 3.51 4.04 $38.00 $79,050
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 320 0.83 0.96 $33.44 $69,560

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 380 17.81 20.52 $53.18 $110,620
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 160 6.14 7.08 $41.34 $85,990
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 150 4.12 4.75 $54.84 $114,070
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 250 4.04 4.65 $46.65 $97,040
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 750 3.66 4.21 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 110 0.76 0.88 $64.12 $133,370
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 1.50 1.73 $59.02 $122,770
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.70 0.81 $55.76 $115,980
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 1.02 1.17 $55.68 $115,820
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 0.31 $55.64 $115,740


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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