Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teacher Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers among Massachusetts cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,000
25th Percentile Wage
$56,830
50th Percentile Wage
$70,470
75th Percentile Wage
$96,160
90th Percentile Wage
$127,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,000.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,470
3.63% 18.55%
2016
$67,910
-3.99% -
2015
$70,620
16.85% -
2014
$58,720
1.02% -
2013
$58,120
1.24% -
2012
$57,400
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $66,410 to $75,870. The highest paying area for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in Massachusetts is Springfield with a median annual salary of $75,870. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton (mean annual salary $73,490). The lowest paying area is North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $66,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$75,870
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$73,490
Worcester
$71,430
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$68,390
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$67,620
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$66,410




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