Education administrators

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2019 Workforce
955k
Average Age
46
Average Salary
$74,842
Average Male Salary
$85,626
Average Female Salary
$69,278

About

Education administrators are most often employed by the Elementary & secondary schools industry. The average yearly wage for Education administrators was $74,842 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Education administrators by wage are Insurance sales agents, Physical therapists, and Technical writers.

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 South of Market & Potrero PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Watertown Town City, Arlington, Belmont & Winchester Towns PUMA, MA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$74,842
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,384

In 2019, Education administrators earned an average of $74,842, $19,318 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Technical writers make somewhat more than Education administrators while Insurance 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

0.35
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Education administrators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.35, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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

955k
2019 Workforce
± 23,916
−1.12%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.57%

The number of people employed as Education administrators has been declining at a rate of −1.12%, from 965,721 people in 2018 to 954,898 people in 2019.

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 33.7% and Child day care services with 10.1%.

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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 (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

325k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 13,982
630k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 19,445

66% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

70.1% of Education administrators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.6% of Education administrators, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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
± 0.525
45.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.372

The median age of Education administrators is 46, and Male employees are generally 0.647 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 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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