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Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers

The top 60 highest paying industries for postsecondary vocational education 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 $86,840, computer systems design and related services is the highest paying industry for postsecondary vocational education teachers. It is followed by colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry (average annual salary $81,660). 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 vocational education teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 60 Highest Paying Industries for Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$86,840
130
2 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$81,660
520
3 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$78,420
540
4 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$73,240
290
5 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$69,060
310
6 Hospitals - State government owned
$67,030
50
7 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$66,150
30
8 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$65,900
40
9 Scientific Research and Development Services
$65,900
40
10 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$65,650
40
11 Manufacturing
$62,160
60
12 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$60,570
50
13 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$59,660
80
14 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$56,980
30
15 Hospitals - Privately owned
$56,980
30
16 Software Publishers
$56,860
40
17 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$56,860
40
18 Repair and Maintenance
$56,370
50
19 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$53,880
4,000
20 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$53,760
25,440
21 Educational Support Services
$53,720
350
22 Educational Services - Local government owned
$53,570
25,130
23 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$53,510
22,100
24 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$53,350
340
25 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$53,200
10,180
26 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$52,960
3,870
27 Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,960
3,870
28 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,320
3,560
29 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$52,280
30
30 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$52,280
30
31 Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$51,400
2,490
32 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$50,480
56,080
33 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$50,320
47,760
34 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$50,300
5,670
35 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$49,550
7,120
36 State government, including schools and hospitals
$48,770
30,630
37 Transportation and Warehousing
$48,500
120
38 Junior colleges - State government owned
$48,420
18,530
39 Educational Services - State government owned
$48,280
27,030
40 Support Activities for Air Transportation
$48,280
90
41 Support Activities for Transportation
$48,280
90
42 Educational Services
$48,130
113,680
43 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$47,630
5,650
44 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$47,580
5,670
45 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$46,300
4,230
46 Educational Services - Privately owned
$46,180
61,520
47 Other Schools and Instruction
$45,920
2,100
48 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$45,630
n/a
49 Technical and Trade Schools
$45,620
47,620
50 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$44,950
40,900
51 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$44,280
1,840
52 Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,860
1,620
53 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$42,740
1,410
54 Social Assistance
$42,710
1,440
55 Wholesale Trade
$38,530
n/a
56 Personal and Laundry Services
$34,570
n/a
57 Personal Care Services
$34,380
n/a
58 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$31,610
70
59 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$30,940
80
60 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$30,600
80
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