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

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

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,970
25th Percentile Wage
$78,740
50th Percentile Wage
$89,890
75th Percentile Wage
$107,160
90th Percentile Wage
$112,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary nursing instructors and 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 nursing instructors and teachers is $112,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $89,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers is $66,970.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
201589,8903.50%2.99%
201486,740-0.47%-
201387,150-0.06%-
201287,200--

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

The average salaries of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in five 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 nursing instructor and teacher occupations is the federal, state, and local government (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $89,890. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $65,370). For detailed postsecondary nursing instructor and teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$89,890
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$89,890
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$71,000
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$67,300
State government, including schools and hospitals
$65,370

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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