Education administrators

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Total Workforce

966k

Average Age

45.8

Average Salary

$74,388

Average Male Salary

$88,619

Average Female Salary

$66,669

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Education administrators are most often employed by the Elementary & secondary schools industry. The average yearly wage for Education administrators was $74,388 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Education administrators by wage are Technical writers, Fundraisers, and Ship & boat captains & operators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Education administrators are Iowa City PUMA, IA, Dane County (West) PUMA, WI, and Bloomington City PUMA, IN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Education administrators are Tompkins County PUMA, NY, Bartlett (North & East) & Millington Cities PUMA, TN, and Spring Valley, Suffern Villages & Monsey PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Education administrators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Education administrators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Education administrators, by average wage, is Management, scientific & technical consulting services. Education administrators are paid most in Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo & Laguna Hills Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Tompkins County PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$74,388

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,424

In 2018, Education administrators earned an average of $74,388, $20,500 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Fundraisers make somewhat more than Education administrators while Technical writers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Education administrators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.356

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Education administrators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.356, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Education administrators (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Education administrators.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Education administrators

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Education administrators.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Education administrators, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Child day care services.

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Industries by Share

966k

2018 Workforce

± 24,049

3%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.44%

The number of people employed as Education administrators has been growing at a rate of 3%, from 937,599 people in 2017 to 965,721 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Education administrators employed by various industries. Elementary & secondary schools employs the largest share of Education administrators at  48.4%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 34.2% and Child day care services with 8.52%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Education administrators in the US. The average age of male Education administrators in the workforce is 45.8 and of female Education administrators is 45.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Education administrators is White.

Gender Composition

340k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 14,292

626k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 19,386

64.8% of Education administrators are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Education administrators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Education administrators

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

77.2% of Education administrators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.1% of Education administrators, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Education administrators.

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Age by Gender

45.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.517

45.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.378

The median age of Education administrators is 45.8, and Male employees are generally 0.0239 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Education administrators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Education administrators is Education but a relatively high number of Education administrators hold a major in Education.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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