Postsecondary Nursing Instructor and Teacher Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare postsecondary nursing instructor and teacher salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,720
25th Percentile Wage
$69,050
50th Percentile Wage
$86,000
75th Percentile Wage
$105,360
90th Percentile Wage
$124,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 nursing instructors and teachers is $124,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $86,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers is $56,720.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201686,0000.79%9.23%
201585,3203.27%-
201482,5302.35%-
201380,5903.14%-
201278,060--

Compare Postsecondary Nursing Instructor and Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in eleven industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for postsecondary nursing instructor and teacher occupations is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $102,130. The lowest paying industry is the nursing and residential care facilities industry (annual salary $49,260). For detailed postsecondary nursing instructor and teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$102,130
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$100,760
Hospitals - Local government owned
$100,760
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$90,870
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$85,220
Hospitals - Privately owned
$84,970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$84,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$84,780
Hospitals - State government owned
$77,310
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$69,340
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$49,260

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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