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Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers

The top 42 highest paying industries for postsecondary nursing instructors and 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 $117,760, specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the highest paying industry for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers. It is followed by psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned industry (average annual salary $107,700). 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 nursing instructors and teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 42 Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$117,760
40
2 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$107,700
50
3 Hospitals - Local government owned
$103,440
100
4 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$100,380
80
5 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$97,940
90
6 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$86,740
120
7 Federal, State, and Local Government
$86,740
120
8 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$86,730
110
9 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$84,810
n/a
10 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$82,940
3,060
11 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$82,910
2,550
12 Hospitals - Privately owned
$82,830
2,600
13 Health Care and Social Assistance
$82,530
3,160
14 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$82,390
2,920
15 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$80,490
60
16 Hospitals - State government owned
$78,880
350
17 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$73,060
290
18 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$72,770
1,900
19 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$72,580
130
20 Educational Support Services
$72,580
130
21 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$71,130
160
22 Other Schools and Instruction
$70,970
160
23 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$69,340
590
24 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$69,020
530
25 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$68,420
12,180
26 Educational Services - Privately owned
$68,230
19,700
27 Educational Services - Local government owned
$68,220
12,070
28 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$67,870
11,160
29 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$67,660
15,400
30 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$67,160
29,700
31 Technical and Trade Schools
$66,130
2,860
32 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$66,070
n/a
33 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$65,400
1,580
34 Educational Services
$65,050
53,390
35 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$63,420
34,270
36 Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$62,240
310
37 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$61,800
19,950
38 State government, including schools and hospitals
$61,310
22,090
39 Educational Services - State government owned
$61,060
21,630
40 Junior colleges - State government owned
$56,180
7,210
41 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$52,990
650
42 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$49,260
40
See also: Highest paying cities for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers.