Postsecondary Teacher Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,200
25th Percentile Wage
$45,400
50th Percentile Wage
$66,350
75th Percentile Wage
$99,320
90th Percentile Wage
$151,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary teachers in the industry sector of educational services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary teachers is $151,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary teachers is $31,200.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,3503.03%6.09%
201564,3402.27%-
201462,8800.14%-
201362,7900.76%-
201262,310--

Compare Postsecondary Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary teachers in 22 industries in the educational 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 colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $96,480. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools - privately owned industry (annual salary $48,550). For detailed postsecondary teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$96,480
Educational Services - Local government owned
$73,900
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$73,480
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$73,370
Educational Services - Privately owned
$69,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$69,300
Educational Services
$66,350
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$65,060
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$63,450
Educational Services - State government owned
$61,770
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$57,760
Other Schools and Instruction
$57,710
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$56,910
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$54,870
Educational Support Services
$54,730
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$54,570
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$53,800
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$53,610
Junior colleges - State government owned
$53,230
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$50,030
Technical and Trade Schools
$49,390
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$48,550

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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