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Highest Paying Industries for Miscellaneous Postsecondary Teachers

The top 65 highest paying industries for miscellaneous postsecondary 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 $100,140, general medical and surgical hospitals - state government owned is the highest paying industry for miscellaneous postsecondary teachers. It is followed by hospitals - state government owned industry (average annual salary $87,890). 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 miscellaneous postsecondary teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 65 Highest Paying Industries for Miscellaneous Postsecondary Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$100,140
510
2 Hospitals - State government owned
$87,890
540
3 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$86,840
130
4 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$77,390
580
5 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$66,470
380
6 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$66,150
30
7 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$65,650
40
8 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$65,000
340
9 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$62,400
4,200
10 Manufacturing
$62,160
60
11 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,600
400
12 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$58,660
67,600
13 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$58,140
74,780
14 Educational Services - Local government owned
$58,100
74,430
15 Software Publishers
$56,860
40
16 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$56,860
40
17 Repair and Maintenance
$56,370
50
18 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$54,960
n/a
19 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$54,890
n/a
20 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$53,690
109,790
21 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$53,570
95,460
22 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$52,910
3,940
23 Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,910
3,940
24 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,290
3,600
25 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$52,280
30
26 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$52,280
30
27 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$51,850
520
28 Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$51,300
2,510
29 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$51,160
510
30 Hospitals - Privately owned
$51,160
510
31 Educational Services - Privately owned
$49,570
156,480
32 Junior colleges - State government owned
$49,260
32,860
33 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$49,110
9,330
34 Transportation and Warehousing
$48,500
120
35 Support Activities for Air Transportation
$48,280
90
36 Support Activities for Transportation
$48,280
90
37 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$48,100
6,150
38 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$47,890
6,430
39 Educational Support Services
$47,330
620
40 Educational Services
$46,770
450,180
41 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$46,460
4,710
42 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$45,770
n/a
43 Technical and Trade Schools
$45,700
49,940
44 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$45,670
n/a
45 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$45,050
42,720
46 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$44,940
n/a
47 Scientific Research and Development Services
$44,940
n/a
48 Health Care and Social Assistance
$44,820
2,610
49 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$44,680
280,810
50 Other Schools and Instruction
$44,140
2,570
51 State government, including schools and hospitals
$43,260
223,400
52 Educational Services - State government owned
$43,050
219,260
53 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$42,790
1,420
54 Social Assistance
$42,720
1,450
55 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$42,200
2,310
56 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$41,600
181,160
57 Administrative and Support Services
$38,830
60
58 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$38,830
60
59 Wholesale Trade
$38,530
n/a
60 Personal and Laundry Services
$34,570
n/a
61 Personal Care Services
$34,380
n/a
62 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$31,610
70
63 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$31,240
80
64 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$30,600
80
65 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$23,610
100