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Postsecondary Teacher Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of postsecondary teachers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare postsecondary teacher salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,760
25th Percentile Wage
$39,520
50th Percentile Wage
$52,470
75th Percentile Wage
$66,860
90th Percentile Wage
$80,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary teachers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $80,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary teachers is $23,760.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary teachers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,470
-8.29% 1.12%
2016
$56,820
0.76% -
2015
$56,390
6.05% -
2014
$52,980
-0.98% -
2013
$53,500
3.03% -
2012
$51,880
- -

Compare Postsecondary Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary teachers in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $74,970. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $51,620). For detailed postsecondary teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$74,970
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$65,610
State government, including schools and hospitals
$62,730
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,020
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$52,470
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$51,620

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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