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Highest Paying Industries for Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

The top 63 highest paying industries for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors (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 $78,350, colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned is the highest paying industry for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors. It is followed by state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $60,180). 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 adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 63 Highest Paying Industries for Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$78,350
250
2 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$60,180
2,200
3 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$58,240
21,260
4 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$57,350
22,590
5 Educational Services - Local government owned
$57,200
35,220
6 Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$57,090
870
7 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$56,780
11,740
8 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$56,610
36,300
9 Insurance Carriers
$53,140
30
10 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$53,140
30
11 Finance and Insurance
$53,140
30
12 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$53,120
49,120
13 Hospitals - State government owned
$53,010
30
14 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$52,690
3,270
15 Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,690
3,270
16 Educational Services
$50,990
56,030
17 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$50,040
920
18 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$49,540
20,230
19 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$49,300
40
20 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$49,210
1,020
21 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$48,020
250
22 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$47,810
2,560
23 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$47,170
620
24 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$47,170
270
25 Religious Organizations
$46,610
n/a
26 Educational Support Services
$46,390
780
27 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$46,340
400
28 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$46,180
60
29 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$45,740
1,290
30 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$45,470
n/a
31 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$45,460
420
32 State government, including schools and hospitals
$45,430
12,820
33 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$45,390
110
34 Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$45,050
920
35 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$44,980
160
36 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$43,810
600
37 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$43,810
600
38 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$43,550
80
39 Educational Services - Privately owned
$43,490
10,220
40 Educational Services - State government owned
$43,390
10,590
41 Junior colleges - State government owned
$42,930
8,310
42 Other Schools and Instruction
$42,720
7,810
43 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$42,690
370
44 Technical and Trade Schools
$42,510
1,790
45 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$42,400
1,670
46 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$41,430
6,810
47 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$40,160
1,080
48 Child Day Care Services
$40,040
n/a
49 Social Assistance
$39,830
4,470
50 Civic and Social Organizations
$39,650
240
51 Health Care and Social Assistance
$39,570
5,090
52 Facilities Support Services
$39,180
540
53 Administrative and Support Services
$39,010
670
54 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$39,010
670
55 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$38,710
370
56 Employment Services
$38,170
n/a
57 Individual and Family Services
$37,450
2,260
58 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$37,310
550
59 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$36,890
460
60 Other Residential Care Facilities
$36,450
180
61 Social Advocacy Organizations
$36,260
90
62 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$30,090
430
63 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$24,170
180
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