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

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

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Arts, Communications, and Humanities Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,030
25th Percentile Wage
$44,710
50th Percentile Wage
$52,870
75th Percentile Wage
$84,800
90th Percentile Wage
$121,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary arts, communications, and humanities 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 arts, communications, and humanities teachers is $121,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary arts, communications, and humanities teachers is $31,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary arts, communications, and humanities teachers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,870
-12.50% -31.62%
2016
$59,480
5.60% -
2015
$56,150
-1.71% -
2014
$57,110
2.26% -
2013
$55,820
-24.67% -
2012
$69,590
- -

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

The average salaries of postsecondary arts, communications, and humanities teachers in five 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 arts, communications, and humanities teacher occupations is the museums, historical sites, and similar institutions industry with an annual salary $75,800. The lowest paying industry is the performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries industry (annual salary $51,860). For detailed postsecondary arts, communications, and humanities teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$75,800
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$75,800
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$71,210
Performing Arts Companies
$59,050
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$51,860

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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