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Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers

The top 25 highest paying industries for postsecondary computer science 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 $94,880, colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned is the highest paying industry for postsecondary computer science teachers. It is followed by colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (average annual salary $87,960). 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 computer science teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 25 Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$94,880
570
2 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$87,960
10,000
3 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$82,330
21,230
4 Educational Services - State government owned
$74,370
14,660
5 State government, including schools and hospitals
$74,360
14,680
6 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$74,210
10,660
7 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$72,490
22,630
8 Educational Services
$72,030
35,370
9 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$71,460
70
10 Other Schools and Instruction
$71,180
70
11 Educational Services - Privately owned
$71,160
12,760
12 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$69,310
60
13 Educational Support Services
$69,310
60
14 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$69,260
7,950
15 Educational Services - Local government owned
$69,260
7,950
16 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$67,640
7,330
17 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$63,710
360
18 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$61,040
12,910
19 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$59,540
1,140
20 Junior colleges - State government owned
$55,160
4,440
21 Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$55,030
50
22 Technical and Trade Schools
$54,990
630
23 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$51,810
460
24 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$51,810
460
25 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$48,940
220
See also: Highest paying cities for postsecondary computer science teachers.