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Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Arts, Communications, and Humanities Teachers

The top 28 highest paying industries for postsecondary arts, communications, and humanities 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 $96,520, colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned is the highest paying industry for postsecondary arts, communications, and humanities teachers. It is followed by educational services - local government owned industry (average annual salary $72,180). 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 arts, communications, and humanities teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 28 Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Arts, Communications, and Humanities Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$96,520
4,490
2 Educational Services - Local government owned
$72,180
56,700
3 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$72,160
56,720
4 Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$71,210
40
5 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$70,530
52,180
6 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$65,830
103,660
7 Educational Services - Privately owned
$64,390
118,190
8 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$63,260
193,680
9 Educational Services
$62,500
280,770
10 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$61,920
73,680
11 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$61,320
1,430
12 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$61,270
162,590
13 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$59,910
85,530
14 State government, including schools and hospitals
$57,430
105,870
15 Educational Services - State government owned
$57,430
105,870
16 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$57,370
12,400
17 Performing Arts Companies
$57,350
160
18 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$57,350
160
19 Other Schools and Instruction
$57,300
12,430
20 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$57,110
170
21 Junior colleges - State government owned
$48,530
20,070
22 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$46,960
460
23 Technical and Trade Schools
$46,740
740
24 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$46,670
110
25 Educational Support Services
$46,670
110
26 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$46,480
280
27 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$44,400
130
28 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$44,400
130