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Highest Paying Industries for Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education School Teachers

The top 87 highest paying industries for preschool, primary, secondary, and special education school 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 $66,480, colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned is the highest paying industry for preschool, primary, secondary, and special education school teachers. It is followed by psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned industry (average annual salary $62,270). 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 preschool, primary, secondary, and special education school teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 87 Highest Paying Industries for Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education School Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$66,480
100
2 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$62,270
180
3 Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$61,970
420
4 Hospitals - State government owned
$61,220
270
5 Federal government, including USPS
$61,120
n/a
6 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$61,120
940
7 Technical and Trade Schools
$58,590
540
8 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$58,510
570
9 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$56,280
390
10 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$55,950
24,990
11 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$55,730
3,312,820
12 Educational Services - Local government owned
$55,730
3,318,270
13 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$55,720
n/a
14 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$55,690
3,328,730
15 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$55,680
3,362,140
16 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$55,290
2,190
17 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$55,110
350
18 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$54,870
3,696,580
19 Educational Services
$54,830
3,712,700
20 Educational Services - State government owned
$54,520
27,740
21 State government, including schools and hospitals
$54,440
n/a
22 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$53,760
n/a
23 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$53,380
3,340
24 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,870
4,460
25 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$52,700
320
26 Scientific Research and Development Services
$52,630
150
27 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$52,380
2,620
28 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$51,470
50
29 Educational Support Services
$50,510
5,420
30 Information
$48,780
180
31 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$48,630
80
32 Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$48,360
200
33 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$46,460
3,870
34 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$45,660
1,390
35 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$45,610
358,770
36 Educational Services - Privately owned
$45,540
366,700
37 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$44,820
2,080
38 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$44,740
2,570
39 Other Residential Care Facilities
$44,320
1,660
40 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$44,110
4,350
41 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$43,580
3,480
42 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$43,420
1,180
43 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$42,780
15,820
44 Federal, State, and Local Government
$42,780
15,820
45 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$42,510
610
46 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$42,120
390
47 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$42,110
5,640
48 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$41,970
2,220
49 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$41,720
5,840
50 Hospitals - Privately owned
$39,790
1,900
51 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$39,660
1,380
52 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$38,580
50
53 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$38,430
1,820
54 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$38,310
2,260
55 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$38,060
10,410
56 Other Schools and Instruction
$37,160
2,480
57 Offices of Physicians
$36,690
90
58 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$36,500
1,640
59 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$36,150
2,270
60 Junior colleges - State government owned
$35,700
440
61 Outpatient Care Centers
$35,260
1,010
62 Individual and Family Services
$34,250
20,800
63 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$34,140
80
64 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$33,660
210
65 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$32,700
1,290
66 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$32,450
1,190
67 Social Advocacy Organizations
$31,710
2,500
68 Manufacturing
$31,510
40
69 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$30,900
22,730
70 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$30,900
22,730
71 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$30,730
40
72 Home Health Care Services
$30,550
140
73 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$29,080
540
74 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$29,000
1,080
75 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$27,900
60
76 Civic and Social Organizations
$27,700
7,520
77 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$27,580
50
78 Hospitals - Local government owned
$27,580
50
79 Health Care and Social Assistance
$26,850
277,260
80 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$26,720
1,870
81 Social Assistance
$26,490
266,830
82 Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$26,400
1,780
83 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$26,400
1,780
84 Child Day Care Services
$25,960
243,850
85 Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$25,800
1,560
86 Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$23,930
50
87 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$22,980
50