Postsecondary Physics Teacher Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Physics Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,440
25th Percentile Wage
$60,600
50th Percentile Wage
$84,230
75th Percentile Wage
$119,150
90th Percentile Wage
$162,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary physics 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 physics teachers is $162,730. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $84,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary physics teachers is $45,440.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary physics teachers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201684,2301.59%7.08%
201582,8902.80%-
201480,5700.19%-
201380,4202.67%-
201278,270--

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

The average salaries of postsecondary physics teachers in twelve 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 physics teacher occupations is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $117,560. The lowest paying industry is the junior colleges - state government owned industry (annual salary $53,600). For detailed postsecondary physics 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
$117,560
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$87,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$87,070
Educational Services - Local government owned
$86,660
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$85,670
Educational Services - Privately owned
$85,500
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$84,600
Educational Services
$84,230
Educational Services - State government owned
$83,010
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$72,510
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$58,250
Junior colleges - State government owned
$53,600

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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