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Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Law, Criminal Justice, and Social Work Teachers

The top 23 highest paying industries for postsecondary law, criminal justice, and social work 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 $85,380, colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned is the highest paying industry for postsecondary law, criminal justice, and social work teachers. It is followed by colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned industry (average annual salary $79,120). 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 law, criminal justice, and social work teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 23 Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Law, Criminal Justice, and Social Work Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$85,380
n/a
2 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$79,120
16,260
3 Educational Services - Privately owned
$77,310
16,920
4 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$75,470
31,350
5 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$72,170
n/a
6 Educational Services
$69,000
41,770
7 Educational Services - State government owned
$65,140
17,580
8 State government, including schools and hospitals
$65,030
17,670
9 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$64,770
24,920
10 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$64,210
7,260
11 Educational Services - Local government owned
$64,210
7,260
12 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$61,980
6,120
13 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$58,750
500
14 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$57,190
10,210
15 Junior colleges - State government owned
$53,110
3,590
16 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$51,580
80
17 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$51,580
80
18 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$48,720
n/a
19 Technical and Trade Schools
$48,690
110
20 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$48,100
60
21 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$45,130
80
22 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$45,130
80
23 Federal, State, and Local Government
$45,130
80