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Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers

The top 21 highest paying industries for postsecondary biological 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 $96,270, colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned is the highest paying industry for postsecondary biological science teachers. It is followed by research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry (average annual salary $95,020). 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 biological science teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 21 Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$96,270
790
2 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$95,020
470
3 Scientific Research and Development Services
$95,020
470
4 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$95,020
470
5 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$80,880
20,220
6 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$78,720
36,690
7 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$75,570
15,680
8 Educational Services - Privately owned
$75,240
15,930
9 State government, including schools and hospitals
$73,740
25,200
10 Educational Services
$73,600
50,900
11 Educational Services - State government owned
$73,520
24,850
12 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$72,920
35,330
13 Educational Services - Local government owned
$70,700
10,120
14 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$70,690
10,120
15 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$68,550
9,330
16 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$60,120
14,130
17 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$53,850
200
18 Junior colleges - State government owned
$52,110
4,600
19 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$46,830
40
20 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$46,830
40
21 Technical and Trade Schools
$46,100
40
See also: Highest paying cities for postsecondary biological science teachers.