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Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Teachers

The top 84 highest paying industries for postsecondary teachers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $154,550, outpatient care centers is the highest paying industry for postsecondary teachers. It is followed by ambulatory health care services industry (average annual salary $140,250). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of postsecondary teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 84 Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Outpatient Care Centers
$154,550
1,390
2 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$140,250
1,890
3 Hospitals - State government owned
$125,990
3,150
4 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$108,510
n/a
5 Hospitals - Local government owned
$97,380
130
6 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$95,840
10,820
7 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$93,780
1,690
8 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$93,660
21,060
9 Health Care and Social Assistance
$91,600
14,370
10 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$90,580
9,270
11 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$90,070
7,470
12 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$89,970
110
13 Hospitals - Privately owned
$89,960
7,540
14 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$89,440
30
15 Offices of Physicians
$88,860
440
16 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$86,840
130
17 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$84,750
760
18 Scientific Research and Development Services
$84,750
760
19 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$82,530
1,040
20 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$78,740
80
21 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$76,120
610
22 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$74,470
130
23 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$69,310
455,430
24 Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$67,830
390
25 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$67,660
260,400
26 Educational Services - Local government owned
$67,650
259,880
27 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$67,020
80
28 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$67,000
n/a
29 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$67,000
n/a
30 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$66,590
1,051,350
31 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$66,280
235,400
32 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$66,150
30
33 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$65,650
40
34 Educational Services - Privately owned
$65,120
552,080
35 Performing Arts Companies
$64,870
510
36 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$64,870
510
37 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$63,370
560
38 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$63,280
390
39 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$63,250
574,860
40 Educational Services
$62,880
1,500,240
41 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$61,750
955,680
42 Manufacturing
$61,640
60
43 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$61,040
1,460
44 Temporary Help Services
$60,660
60
45 State government, including schools and hospitals
$59,800
695,280
46 Educational Services - State government owned
$59,770
688,280
47 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$59,140
360,780
48 Educational Support Services
$58,830
1,560
49 Software Publishers
$56,860
40
50 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$56,860
40
51 Repair and Maintenance
$56,370
50
52 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$55,760
16,210
53 Other Schools and Instruction
$55,590
16,550
54 Social Advocacy Organizations
$54,400
n/a
55 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$54,310
19,730
56 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$52,980
4,240
57 Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,980
4,240
58 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,910
3,850
59 Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$52,640
3,220
60 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$51,880
40
61 Junior colleges - State government owned
$51,210
105,640
62 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$50,670
10,200
63 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$50,390
9,480
64 Transportation and Warehousing
$48,500
120
65 Support Activities for Air Transportation
$48,280
90
66 Support Activities for Transportation
$48,280
90
67 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$47,380
6,810
68 Technical and Trade Schools
$47,100
59,800
69 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$46,860
250
70 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$46,490
49,770
71 Employment Services
$44,540
90
72 Wholesale Trade
$43,660
410
73 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$42,890
1,500
74 Social Assistance
$42,790
1,540
75 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$42,360
40
76 Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$42,180
n/a
77 Administrative and Support Services
$40,880
120
78 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,880
120
79 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$38,890
130
80 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$35,610
110
81 Personal and Laundry Services
$34,570
n/a
82 Personal Care Services
$34,380
n/a
83 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$31,960
70
84 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$23,670
100