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Education Administrators in California

Is California a good place for you to work as an Education Administrator?

14.6% Jobs Projection
$84,450 Median Salary
440 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Education Administrators in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Education Administrators in California is growing faster than average.

  • Education Administrators in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Education Administrators Work in California?

There were approximately 7,590 workers employed as Education Administrators in this state in 2018.

There were 5,740 Education Administrators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,850 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Education Administrators in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 390 Education Administrators working in it, which means California has more Education Administrators than average.

Education Administrators in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Education Administrators in this state are growing at a rate of 14.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.7%.

Job Projections for Education Administrators: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 440 annual Education Administrators job openings in California, and 5,500 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 3,400 annual jobs and 42,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Education Administrators Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Education Administrators ranged from $46,740 to $151,940 with $84,450 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.47 to $73.05. The median hourly rate was $40.6.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $41.94 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $1.34.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Education Administrators Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Education Administrators

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Education Administrators.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,400 $90,840
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,660 $72,310
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 650 $76,310
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 400 $93,590
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 340 $75,160
Fresno, CA 140 $114,000
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 140 $74,510
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 100 $67,230
Stockton-Lodi, CA 100 $103,940
Modesto, CA 90 $113,160
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 90 $70,540
Bakersfield, CA 70 $113,530
Visalia-Porterville, CA 60 n/a
Santa Rosa, CA 50 $76,560
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 $74,660
Napa, CA 40 $97,720

Top States for Education Administrators Employment

The table below shows the states where most Education Administrators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 7,590 $84,450
Maryland 2,810 $102,900
New York 2,050 $0
Texas 1,980 $83,370
Illinois 1,720 $74,470
Florida 1,330 $80,610
Tennessee 1,320 $66,570
Virginia 1,280 $105,280
North Carolina 1,250 $76,800
Minnesota 1,130 $73,980
District of Columbia 940 $108,550
Pennsylvania 940 $73,500
Ohio 930 $85,640
Washington 900 $78,610
Arizona 850 $77,930
Michigan 830 $67,500
Alabama 620 $98,110
Kentucky 620 $77,020
New Jersey 550 $96,310
Colorado 540 $96,710

Below are the states where Education Administrators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $108,550
Virginia $105,280
Maryland $102,900
Rhode Island $101,870
Alabama $98,110
Colorado $96,710
New Jersey $96,310
Connecticut $95,270
Kansas $93,660
Massachusetts $93,500

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation CA Employment Total
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 22,950
Postsecondary Education Administrators 12,390
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program 7,500

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