Education administrators

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
944k
Average Age
46
Average Salary
$77,189
Average Male Salary
$92,246
Average Female Salary
$69,184

About

Education administrators are most often employed by the Elementary & secondary schools industry. The average yearly wage for Education administrators was $77,189 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Education administrators by wage are Clinical and counseling psychologists, Other psychologists, and Business operations specialists, all other.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Education administrators are Iowa City PUMA, IA, Lafayette & West Lafayette Cities PUMA, IN, and Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale & West Roxbury PUMA, MA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Education administrators are Tompkins County PUMA, NY, Memphis City (Southeast) PUMA, TN, and Iowa City PUMA, IA.

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 Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers. Education administrators are paid most in Perth Amboy City & Sayreville Borough PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Tompkins County PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$77,189
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,488

In 2020, Education administrators earned an average of $77,189, $21,235 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Other psychologists make somewhat more than Education administrators while Clinical and counseling psychologists 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

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

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Industries by Share

944k
2020 Workforce
± 23,778
1.78%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.52%

The number of people employed as Education administrators has been growing at a rate of 1.78%, from 927,461 people in 2019 to 944,011 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Education administrators employed by various industries. Elementary & secondary schools employs the largest share of Education administrators at  47.8%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 33.9% and Child day care services with 9.44%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Education administrators in the US. The average age of male Education administrators in the workforce is 46.3 and of female Education administrators is 45.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Education administrators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

328k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 14,038
616k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 19,235

65.3% of Education administrators are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

69.9% of Education administrators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13% 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 Sex

46.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.529
45.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.381

The median age of Education administrators is 46, and Male employees are generally 0.446 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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