Postsecondary Physics Teacher Salary Information in Missouri

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary physics teachers in the state of Missouri are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary physics teachers among Missouri 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 Physics Teachers in Missouri

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,390
25th Percentile Wage
$51,550
50th Percentile Wage
$71,610
75th Percentile Wage
$97,870
90th Percentile Wage
$132,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary physics teachers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $132,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,390.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,610
7.26% 13.27%
2016
$66,410
-18.69% -
2015
$78,820
-2.35% -
2014
$80,670
3.06% -
2013
$78,200
20.58% -
2012
$62,110
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary physics teachers in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary physics teachers in state of Missouri ranges from $44,880 to $89,340. The highest paying area for postsecondary physics teachers in Missouri is Columbia with a median annual salary of $89,340. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $82,060). The lowest paying area is North Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbia
$89,340
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$82,060
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$79,790
St Louis
$78,300
Kansas City
$74,120
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$44,880




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