Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teacher and Instructor Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare adult basic and secondary education and literacy teacher and instructor salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,250
25th Percentile Wage
$41,110
50th Percentile Wage
$52,140
75th Percentile Wage
$68,840
90th Percentile Wage
$87,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors 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) adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors is $87,380. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors is $31,250.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,1401.44%3.99%
201551,3900.78%-
201450,990-2.82%-
201352,4304.52%-
201250,060--

Compare Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teacher and Instructor Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in 28 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 adult basic and secondary education and literacy teacher and instructor occupations is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $79,340. The lowest paying industry is the junior colleges - privately owned industry (annual salary $37,560). For detailed adult basic and secondary education and literacy teacher and instructor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$79,340
Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$59,280
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$59,110
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$58,440
Educational Services - Local government owned
$58,400
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$57,630
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$54,820
Educational Services
$52,140
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$51,650
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$51,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$49,640
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$48,080
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$47,940
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$47,530
Educational Services - Privately owned
$46,110
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$46,040
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$45,570
Other Schools and Instruction
$45,450
Technical and Trade Schools
$45,260
Educational Services - State government owned
$45,170
Junior colleges - State government owned
$45,140
Educational Support Services
$45,090
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$44,960
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$44,350
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$44,310
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$44,200
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$37,700
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$37,560

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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