Education administrators

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Total Workforce

938k

Average Age

46

Estimated Job Growth

9.18%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$73,847

Average Male Salary

$91,161

Average Female Salary

$64,654

About

Education administrators are most often employed by the Elementary & secondary schools industry. The average yearly wage for Education administrators was $73,847 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Education administrators by wage are Ship & boat captains & operators, Advertising sales agents, and Insurance sales agents.

Education administrators are part of the Management occupations, along with General & operations managers, Advertising & promotions managers, Marketing & sales managers, Public relations & fundraising managers, Administrative services managers, Computer & information systems managers, Financial managers, Industrial production managers, Purchasing managers, Transportation, storage, & distribution managers, Compensation & benefits managers, Human resources managers, Training & development managers, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Construction managers, Education administrators, Architectural & engineering managers, Food service managers, Gaming managers, Lodging managers, Medical & health services managers, Natural sciences managers, Property, real estate, & community association managers, Social & community service managers, Emergency management directors, Miscellaneous managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The top 3 locations that employ the most Education administrators are Outer Green Bay City PUMA, WI, Champaign & Urbana Cities PUMA, IL, and Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast) & Elkridge PUMA, MD. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Education administrators are Tompkins County PUMA, NY, Southwest New Mexico PUMA, NM, and Outer Green Bay City PUMA, WI.

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 Real estate. 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

$73,847

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,475

In 2017, Education administrators earned an average of $73,847, $21,783 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Ship & boat captains & operators make somewhat more than Education administrators while Advertising sales agents 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

0.363

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Education administrators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.363, 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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Education administrators, by average wage, are Real estate, Hospitals, and National security & international affairs.

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Industries by Share

938k

2017 Workforce

± 23,697

4.58%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.46%

The number of people employed as Education administrators has been growing at a rate of 4.58%, from 896,523 people in 2016 to 937,599 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Education administrators employed by various industries. Elementary & secondary schools employs the largest share of Education administrators at  48%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 34.1% and Child day care services with 9.14%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Education administrators in the US. The average age of male Education administrators in the workforce is 46.4 and of female Education administrators is 45.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Education administrators is White.

Gender Composition

325k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 13,985

612k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 19,173

65.3% 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

78.5% of Education administrators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.2% 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

46.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.539

45.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.389

The median age of Education administrators is 46, and Male employees are generally 0.55 years older 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 Library Science.

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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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Education administrators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Education administrators need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Education administrators need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Education administrators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Education administrators are expected to see a growth of 9.18% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

9.18%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Education administrators. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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