Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,940
25th Percentile Wage
$49,640
50th Percentile Wage
$68,670
75th Percentile Wage
$96,910
90th Percentile Wage
$140,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music 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 art, drama, and music teachers is $140,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers is $34,940.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,6704.78%9.48%
201565,3901.62%-
201464,3302.29%-
201362,8601.11%-
201262,160--

Compare Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in 18 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 art, drama, and music teacher occupations is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $119,720. The lowest paying industry is the junior colleges - state government owned industry (annual salary $50,190). For detailed postsecondary art, drama, and music 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
$119,720
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$76,220
Educational Services - Privately owned
$74,830
Educational Services - Local government owned
$74,050
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$72,280
Other Schools and Instruction
$70,210
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$70,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$69,700
Educational Services
$68,670
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$64,790
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$62,520
Educational Services - State government owned
$60,790
Educational Support Services
$55,570
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$55,570
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$54,560
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$54,210
Technical and Trade Schools
$53,190
Junior colleges - State government owned
$50,190

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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