Postsecondary Education Teacher Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,540
25th Percentile Wage
$46,220
50th Percentile Wage
$64,020
75th Percentile Wage
$86,990
90th Percentile Wage
$122,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education 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 education teachers is $122,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary education teachers is $32,540.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,020
2.33% 7.28%
2016
$62,530
1.50% -
2015
$61,590
3.00% -
2014
$59,740
-0.79% -
2013
$60,210
1.41% -
2012
$59,360
- -

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

The average salaries of postsecondary education teachers in 21 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 education teacher occupations is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $131,480. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $43,400). For detailed postsecondary education 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
$131,480
Educational Services - Local government owned
$85,630
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$82,650
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$80,200
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$78,000
Other Schools and Instruction
$77,700
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$72,300
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$66,800
Educational Services - State government owned
$65,490
Educational Services
$64,020
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$63,450
Educational Services - Privately owned
$59,680
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$59,580
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$55,230
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$54,830
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$54,700
Junior colleges - State government owned
$52,380
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$48,090
Educational Support Services
$47,860
Technical and Trade Schools
$46,300
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$43,400

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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