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
$47,530
25th Percentile Wage
$62,500
50th Percentile Wage
$86,990
75th Percentile Wage
$123,360
90th Percentile Wage
$169,660

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 $169,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $86,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary physics teachers is $47,530.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$86,990
3.17% 10.02%
2016
$84,230
1.59% -
2015
$82,890
2.80% -
2014
$80,570
0.19% -
2013
$80,420
2.67% -
2012
$78,270
- -

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 $113,270. The lowest paying industry is the junior colleges - state government owned industry (annual salary $56,070). 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
$113,270
Educational Services - Local government owned
$89,920
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$89,750
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$89,750
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$88,580
Educational Services - Privately owned
$88,440
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$87,880
Educational Services
$86,990
Educational Services - State government owned
$85,470
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$75,510
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$58,250
Junior colleges - State government owned
$56,070

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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