Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teacher Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,790
25th Percentile Wage
$46,990
50th Percentile Wage
$63,730
75th Percentile Wage
$90,960
90th Percentile Wage
$130,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary english language and literature 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 english language and literature teachers is $130,930. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary english language and literature teachers is $35,790.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,7302.71%5.79%
201562,0002.95%-
201460,170-1.25%-
201360,9201.44%-
201260,040--

Compare Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary english language and literature 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 english language and literature teacher occupations is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $101,340. The lowest paying industry is the educational support services - privately owned industry (annual salary $46,550). For detailed postsecondary english language and literature 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
$101,340
Educational Services - Local government owned
$79,890
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$78,650
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$67,340
Educational Services
$63,730
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$63,570
Educational Services - Privately owned
$62,500
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$62,470
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$60,140
Educational Services - State government owned
$57,870
Junior colleges - State government owned
$53,660
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$52,580
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$50,770
Technical and Trade Schools
$49,910
Other Schools and Instruction
$48,390
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$48,390
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$48,100
Educational Support Services
$47,290
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$46,760
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$46,760
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$46,550

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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