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Highest Paying Industries for Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

The top 44 highest paying industries for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education (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, except special and career/technical education. It is followed by psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned industry (average annual salary $63,790). 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, except special and career/technical education in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 44 Highest Paying Industries for Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

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
$63,790
50
3 Hospitals - State government owned
$63,790
50
4 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$60,330
1,350
5 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,650
110
6 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$57,010
835,800
7 Educational Services - Local government owned
$57,010
836,280
8 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$56,990
837,380
9 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$56,970
845,480
10 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$56,450
90
11 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$56,380
948,960
12 Educational Services
$56,350
951,890
13 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$55,970
120
14 State government, including schools and hospitals
$54,690
8,100
15 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$54,690
6,320
16 Educational Services - State government owned
$54,100
6,710
17 Hospitals - Privately owned
$52,040
70
18 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$50,470
400
19 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$50,410
106,840
20 Educational Services - Privately owned
$50,300
108,900
21 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$50,180
2,440
22 Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,180
2,440
23 Individual and Family Services
$48,430
350
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
$47,380
810
28 Social Assistance
$46,020
560
29 Health Care and Social Assistance
$45,720
1,350
30 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$45,340
400
31 Other Residential Care Facilities
$44,800
390
32 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$44,330
1,090
33 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$43,900
610
34 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$43,850
50
35 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$43,430
60
36 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$42,990
210
37 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$42,600
220
38 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$42,470
170
39 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$42,270
60
40 Outpatient Care Centers
$42,270
60
41 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$42,030
390
42 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$39,020
270
43 Other Schools and Instruction
$39,020
270
44 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$33,980
80
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