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
$29,720
25th Percentile Wage
$46,080
50th Percentile Wage
$66,990
75th Percentile Wage
$100,610
90th Percentile Wage
$154,150

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 $154,150. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary teachers is $29,720.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary teachers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,990
0.96% 6.99%
2016
$66,350
3.03% -
2015
$64,340
2.27% -
2014
$62,880
0.14% -
2013
$62,790
0.76% -
2012
$62,310
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Compare Postsecondary Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary teachers in 24 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 $84,850. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - local government owned industry (annual salary $46,350). 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
$84,850
Educational Services - Local government owned
$75,100
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$75,030
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$72,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$69,500
Educational Services - Privately owned
$69,470
Educational Services
$66,990
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$66,000
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$64,530
Educational Services - State government owned
$62,660
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$61,660
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$60,720
Other Schools and Instruction
$60,440
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$55,600
Junior colleges - State government owned
$54,520
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$54,340
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$54,210
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$54,080
Educational Support Services
$50,740
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$50,600
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$50,300
Technical and Trade Schools
$49,870
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$49,110
Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$46,350

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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