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Highest Paying Industries for Secondary School Teachers

The top 47 highest paying industries for secondary 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 $67,260, colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned is the highest paying industry for secondary school teachers. It is followed by psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned industry (average annual salary $64,860). 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 secondary school teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 47 Highest Paying Industries for Secondary School Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$67,260
70
2 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$64,860
50
3 Hospitals - State government owned
$64,860
50
4 Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$62,360
390
5 Technical and Trade Schools
$60,320
n/a
6 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,650
110
7 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$57,100
90
8 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$56,850
912,010
9 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$56,850
7,580
10 Educational Services - Local government owned
$56,850
912,880
11 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$56,840
914,090
12 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$56,820
925,160
13 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$56,540
130
14 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$56,290
1,028,040
15 Educational Services - State government owned
$56,280
7,970
16 Educational Services
$56,270
1,031,510
17 State government, including schools and hospitals
$55,020
11,080
18 Hospitals - Privately owned
$52,330
80
19 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$50,740
410
20 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$50,400
108,450
21 Educational Services - Privately owned
$50,310
110,660
22 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$48,510
n/a
23 Individual and Family Services
$48,400
360
24 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$48,290
1,380
25 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,090
40
26 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$47,690
1,840
27 Educational Support Services
$47,640
830
28 Social Assistance
$45,690
650
29 Health Care and Social Assistance
$45,630
1,450
30 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$45,540
410
31 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$45,130
1,210
32 Other Residential Care Facilities
$44,860
390
33 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$44,750
4,270
34 Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,750
4,270
35 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$44,370
3,060
36 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$43,940
610
37 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$43,850
50
38 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$43,760
60
39 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$43,330
290
40 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$42,600
220
41 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$42,470
170
42 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$42,410
n/a
43 Other Schools and Instruction
$42,410
n/a
44 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$42,270
60
45 Outpatient Care Centers
$42,270
60
46 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$42,030
390
47 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$33,980
80