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Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers

The top 17 highest paying industries for postsecondary philosophy and religion 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 $93,700, colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned is the highest paying industry for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers. It is followed by local government, including schools and hospitals industry (average annual salary $71,580). 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 philosophy and religion teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 17 Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$93,700
260
2 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$71,580
1,890
3 Educational Services - Local government owned
$71,580
1,890
4 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$68,580
1,630
5 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$64,930
4,780
6 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$64,320
20,460
7 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$63,800
15,430
8 Educational Services - Privately owned
$63,650
15,530
9 Educational Services
$63,640
23,190
10 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$63,620
7,650
11 State government, including schools and hospitals
$61,950
5,770
12 Educational Services - State government owned
$61,950
5,770
13 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$58,950
2,670
14 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$58,200
50
15 Junior colleges - State government owned
$48,900
990
16 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$28,100
50
17 Other Schools and Instruction
$28,100
50
See also: Highest paying cities for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers.