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Postsecondary Teacher Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of postsecondary teachers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare postsecondary teacher salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,280
25th Percentile Wage
$49,150
50th Percentile Wage
$78,370
75th Percentile Wage
$136,750
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary teachers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary teachers is $136,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $78,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary teachers is $33,280.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary teachers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201678,3703.99%22.50%
201575,240-9.69%-
201482,5304.53%-
201378,79022.91%-
201260,740--

Compare Postsecondary Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary teachers in five industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for postsecondary teacher occupations is the scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $114,410. The lowest paying industry is the computer systems design and related services industry (annual salary $48,760). For detailed postsecondary teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$114,410
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$104,940
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$78,370
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$52,090
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$48,760

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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