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Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers

The top 22 highest paying industries for postsecondary english language and literature 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 $93,030, colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned is the highest paying industry for postsecondary english language and literature teachers. It is followed by local government, including schools and hospitals industry (average annual salary $70,060). 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 english language and literature teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 22 Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$93,030
1,560
2 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$70,060
22,390
3 Educational Services - Local government owned
$70,060
22,390
4 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$68,700
20,820
5 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$62,510
20,130
6 Educational Services - Privately owned
$61,040
22,500
7 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$60,780
740
8 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$60,650
43,540
9 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$60,500
30,920
10 Educational Services
$60,170
76,280
11 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$59,770
53,780
12 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$57,820
21,850
13 State government, including schools and hospitals
$54,900
31,390
14 Educational Services - State government owned
$54,900
31,390
15 Junior colleges - State government owned
$49,450
9,350
16 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$46,970
190
17 Technical and Trade Schools
$46,750
370
18 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$46,500
180
19 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$46,300
1,320
20 Other Schools and Instruction
$46,300
1,320
21 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$43,890
110
22 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$43,890
110
See also: Highest paying cities for postsecondary english language and literature teachers.