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
$35,300
25th Percentile Wage
$47,390
50th Percentile Wage
$63,610
75th Percentile Wage
$87,360
90th Percentile Wage
$125,730

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 $125,730. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers is $35,300.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,6103.46%7.77%
201561,4103.11%-
201459,5001.46%-
201358,630-0.07%-
201258,670--

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 14 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 colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $123,670. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $49,050). For detailed postsecondary foreign 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
$123,670
Educational Services - Local government owned
$82,550
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$80,290
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$71,440
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$66,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$63,720
Educational Services
$63,610
Educational Services - Privately owned
$62,930
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$60,070
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$59,180
Educational Services - State government owned
$58,900
Junior colleges - State government owned
$52,380
Other Schools and Instruction
$49,050
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$49,050

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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