Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teacher Salary Information in Missouri

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in the state of Missouri are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary english language and literature teachers amongst Missouri 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers in Missouri

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,300
25th Percentile Wage
$44,510
50th Percentile Wage
$59,590
75th Percentile Wage
$85,310
90th Percentile Wage
$133,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $133,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,300.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,590
10.32% 10.24%
2016
$53,440
-8.08% -
2015
$57,760
-1.51% -
2014
$58,630
-0.38% -
2013
$58,850
9.11% -
2012
$53,490
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers in Missouri Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary english language and literature teachers in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary english language and literature teachers in state of Missouri ranges from $27,860 to $64,590. The highest paying area for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in Missouri is Kansas City with a median annual salary of $64,590. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers (mean annual salary $63,260). The lowest paying area is Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $27,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kansas City
$64,590
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$63,260
St Louis
$61,730
Columbia
$60,800
Springfield
$54,880
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$41,200
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$40,920
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$27,860




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