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Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers

The top 20 highest paying industries for postsecondary social 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 $98,590, colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned is the highest paying industry for postsecondary social sciences teachers. It is followed by health care and social assistance industry (average annual salary $93,330). 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 social sciences teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 20 Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$98,590
n/a
2 Health Care and Social Assistance
$93,330
50
3 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$73,650
89,180
4 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$73,320
n/a
5 Educational Services - Privately owned
$73,190
43,590
6 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$73,030
21,700
7 Educational Services - Local government owned
$73,030
21,690
8 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$72,830
43,680
9 Educational Services
$71,420
116,240
10 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$70,380
72,680
11 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$70,140
n/a
12 State government, including schools and hospitals
$69,360
50,980
13 Educational Services - State government owned
$69,350
50,960
14 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$67,490
n/a
15 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$63,750
26,850
16 Junior colleges - State government owned
$52,220
7,220
17 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$48,320
50
18 Technical and Trade Schools
$48,000
90
19 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$41,370
n/a
20 Other Schools and Instruction
$41,370
n/a