Postsecondary Psychology Teacher Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Psychology Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,090
25th Percentile Wage
$53,880
50th Percentile Wage
$73,760
75th Percentile Wage
$102,580
90th Percentile Wage
$148,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary psychology 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 psychology teachers is $148,830. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary psychology teachers is $38,090.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,760
0.83% 7.81%
2016
$73,150
3.96% -
2015
$70,250
2.26% -
2014
$68,660
-0.42% -
2013
$68,950
1.38% -
2012
$68,000
- -

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

The average salaries of postsecondary psychology teachers in 14 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 psychology teacher occupations is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $108,910. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $48,920). For detailed postsecondary psychology 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
$108,910
Educational Services - Local government owned
$82,980
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$80,580
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$75,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$74,590
Educational Services
$73,760
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$72,660
Educational Services - Privately owned
$72,600
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$72,440
Educational Services - State government owned
$71,890
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$70,330
Junior colleges - State government owned
$54,430
Technical and Trade Schools
$49,850
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$48,920

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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