Postsecondary Nursing Instructor and Teacher Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,270
25th Percentile Wage
$53,440
50th Percentile Wage
$67,890
75th Percentile Wage
$88,140
90th Percentile Wage
$116,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary nursing instructors and 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 nursing instructors and teachers is $116,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers is $40,270.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201667,8902.40%5.76%
201566,2601.83%-
201465,0500.05%-
201365,0201.60%-
201263,980--

Compare Postsecondary Nursing Instructor and Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in 19 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 nursing instructor and teacher occupations is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry with an annual salary $80,510. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $55,090). For detailed postsecondary nursing instructor and teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$80,510
Other Schools and Instruction
$77,110
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$74,680
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$71,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$70,760
Educational Services - Local government owned
$70,650
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$70,320
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$70,320
Technical and Trade Schools
$69,830
Educational Services - Privately owned
$69,080
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$69,020
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$68,680
Educational Services
$67,890
Educational Services - State government owned
$65,200
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$63,430
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$62,800
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$59,340
Junior colleges - State government owned
$58,820
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$55,090

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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