Postsecondary Sociology Teacher Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary sociology teachers in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary sociology teachers among Michigan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Sociology Teachers in Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,130
25th Percentile Wage
$49,590
50th Percentile Wage
$75,310
75th Percentile Wage
$99,790
90th Percentile Wage
$126,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary sociology teachers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $126,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,130.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$75,310
-2.12% 2.22%
2016
$76,910
2.22% -
2015
$75,200
2.37% -
2014
$73,420
-17.52% -
2013
$86,280
14.65% -
2012
$73,640
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Sociology Teachers in Michigan Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary sociology teachers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary sociology teachers in state of Michigan ranges from $65,940 to $118,390. The highest paying area for postsecondary sociology teachers in Michigan is Ann Arbor with a median annual salary of $118,390. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Lansing-East Lansing (mean annual salary $91,120). The lowest paying area is Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills with a median annual salary of $65,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ann Arbor
$118,390
Lansing-East Lansing
$91,120
South Bend-Mishawaka
$83,040
Kalamazoo-Portage
$75,070
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$73,050
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$70,780
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$68,710
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$68,020
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$65,940




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