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Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

The top 25 highest paying industries for postsecondary art, drama, and music 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 $103,470, colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned is the highest paying industry for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers. It is followed by educational services - local government owned industry (average annual salary $73,920). 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 art, drama, and music teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 25 Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$103,470
1,340
2 Educational Services - Local government owned
$73,920
15,740
3 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$73,910
15,740
4 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$71,740
14,390
5 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$68,940
40,360
6 Educational Services - Privately owned
$67,600
48,050
7 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$64,790
71,050
8 Educational Services
$64,330
97,340
9 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$63,830
6,960
10 Other Schools and Instruction
$63,830
6,960
11 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$63,310
18,970
12 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$61,460
410
13 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$61,350
49,300
14 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$59,560
29,350
15 State government, including schools and hospitals
$57,730
33,560
16 Educational Services - State government owned
$57,730
33,560
17 Performing Arts Companies
$57,060
140
18 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$57,060
140
19 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$56,640
150
20 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$55,570
n/a
21 Educational Support Services
$55,570
n/a
22 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$46,290
260
23 Technical and Trade Schools
$46,290
310
24 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$46,230
50
25 Junior colleges - State government owned
$45,850
4,160
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