Postsecondary Physics Teacher Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary physics teachers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary physics teachers among Massachusetts metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Physics Teachers in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,640
25th Percentile Wage
$71,190
50th Percentile Wage
$103,980
75th Percentile Wage
$144,930
90th Percentile Wage
$195,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary physics teachers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $195,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $103,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary physics teachers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary physics teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016103,9803.41%12.18%
2015100,430-2.51%-
2014102,9508.78%-
201393,9102.76%-
201291,320--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Physics Teachers in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary physics teachers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary physics teachers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $77,340 to $122,040. The highest paying area for postsecondary physics teachers in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $122,040. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $115,530). The lowest paying area is North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $77,340.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$122,040
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$115,530
Worcester
$89,440
Springfield
$86,560
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$77,340


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