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Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Education and Library Science Teachers

The top 25 highest paying industries for postsecondary education and library 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 $112,420, colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned is the highest paying industry for postsecondary education and library science teachers. It is followed by educational services - local government owned industry (average annual salary $73,970). 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 education and library science teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 25 Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Education and Library Science Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$112,420
1,200
2 Educational Services - Local government owned
$73,970
7,230
3 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$73,950
7,230
4 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$68,100
5,980
5 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$65,030
280
6 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$63,090
39,060
7 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$62,410
29,610
8 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$61,900
8,360
9 State government, including schools and hospitals
$61,430
31,830
10 Educational Services - State government owned
$61,430
31,830
11 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$60,370
54,740
12 Educational Services
$60,260
64,430
13 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$57,130
23,930
14 Educational Services - Privately owned
$56,910
25,370
15 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$55,560
100
16 Other Schools and Instruction
$53,110
630
17 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$52,990
220
18 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$52,950
620
19 Health Care and Social Assistance
$52,910
n/a
20 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$51,790
250
21 Junior colleges - State government owned
$50,320
2,100
22 Technical and Trade Schools
$47,280
230
23 Educational Support Services
$44,720
220
24 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$44,600
220
25 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$43,940
120