Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teacher Salary Information in New York

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in the state of New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers amongst New York 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 New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,950
25th Percentile Wage
$54,470
50th Percentile Wage
$70,820
75th Percentile Wage
$113,710
90th Percentile Wage
$158,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $158,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,950.

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
$70,820
-1.75% 0.54%
2016
$72,060
5.97% -
2015
$67,760
0.58% -
2014
$67,370
-0.36% -
2013
$67,610
-4.19% -
2012
$70,440
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in state of New York ranges from $51,400 to $87,930. The highest paying area for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in New York is Ithaca with a median annual salary of $87,930. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (mean annual salary $75,900). The lowest paying area is Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,400.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ithaca
$87,930
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$75,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$72,520
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$69,420
Syracuse
$67,060
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$66,910
Utica-Rome
$64,720
Rochester
$63,450
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$63,310
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$60,100
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$56,790
Nassau-Suffolk
$54,400
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$51,400




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