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Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Life Sciences Teachers

The top 22 highest paying industries for postsecondary life sciences 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 $97,010, hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals) is the highest paying industry for postsecondary life sciences teachers. It is followed by colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry (average annual salary $95,760). 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 life sciences teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 22 Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Life Sciences Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$97,010
360
2 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$95,760
790
3 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$95,020
470
4 Scientific Research and Development Services
$95,020
470
5 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$95,020
470
6 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$84,230
29,010
7 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$81,560
46,660
8 State government, including schools and hospitals
$77,770
34,610
9 Educational Services - State government owned
$77,610
34,200
10 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$76,590
16,860
11 Educational Services - Privately owned
$76,280
17,120
12 Educational Services
$75,890
62,580
13 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$75,850
45,870
14 Educational Services - Local government owned
$69,440
11,260
15 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$69,430
11,260
16 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$67,420
10,460
17 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$59,660
15,800
18 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$53,890
200
19 Junior colleges - State government owned
$52,080
5,130
20 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$48,120
50
21 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$46,830
40
22 Technical and Trade Schools
$45,660
40