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Postsecondary Teacher Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of postsecondary teachers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare postsecondary teacher salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,840
25th Percentile Wage
$46,640
50th Percentile Wage
$71,630
75th Percentile Wage
$120,050
90th Percentile Wage
$116,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary teachers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 teachers is $116,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary teachers is $40,840.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary teachers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,6309.44%15.43%
201564,8702.31%-
201463,3701.74%-
201362,2702.71%-
201260,580--

Compare Postsecondary Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary teachers in eight industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for postsecondary teacher occupations is the museums, historical sites, and similar institutions industry with an annual salary $77,040. The lowest paying industry is the performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries industry (annual salary $64,720). For detailed postsecondary teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$77,040
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$77,040
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$69,060
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$67,940
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$67,940
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$67,940
Performing Arts Companies
$65,970
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$64,720

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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