Postsecondary Sociology Teacher Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Sociology Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,340
25th Percentile Wage
$54,550
50th Percentile Wage
$73,080
75th Percentile Wage
$99,220
90th Percentile Wage
$139,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary sociology 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 sociology teachers is $139,200. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary sociology teachers is $40,340.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,080
1.68% 9.50%
2016
$71,850
3.65% -
2015
$69,230
1.95% -
2014
$67,880
-0.07% -
2013
$67,930
2.64% -
2012
$66,140
- -

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

The average salaries of postsecondary sociology 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 sociology teacher occupations is the junior colleges - privately owned industry with an annual salary $137,280. The lowest paying industry is the junior colleges - state government owned industry (annual salary $58,230). For detailed postsecondary sociology teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$137,280
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$92,480
Educational Services - Local government owned
$76,090
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$75,360
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$75,040
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$74,370
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$73,700
Educational Services - Privately owned
$73,420
Educational Services
$73,080
Educational Services - State government owned
$71,810
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$67,410
Junior colleges - State government owned
$58,230

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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