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

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

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,270
25th Percentile Wage
$49,830
50th Percentile Wage
$65,150
75th Percentile Wage
$91,160
90th Percentile Wage
$129,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary foreign 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 foreign language and literature teachers is $129,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers is $38,270.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$65,150
2.36% 9.95%
2016
$63,610
3.46% -
2015
$61,410
3.11% -
2014
$59,500
1.46% -
2013
$58,630
-0.07% -
2012
$58,670
- -

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

The average salaries of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in 16 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 foreign language and literature teacher occupations is the junior colleges - local government owned industry with an annual salary $81,880. The lowest paying industry is the educational support services industry (annual salary $31,840). For detailed postsecondary foreign language and literature teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$81,880
Educational Services - Local government owned
$81,400
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$78,660
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$72,160
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$66,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$65,350
Educational Services
$65,150
Educational Services - Privately owned
$63,720
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$63,030
Educational Services - State government owned
$61,530
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$59,180
Junior colleges - State government owned
$54,890
Other Schools and Instruction
$53,800
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$53,790
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$31,840
Educational Support Services
$31,840

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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