Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teacher Salary Information in Puerto Rico

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in the state of Puerto Rico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers amongst Puerto Rico 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 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers in Puerto Rico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,630
25th Percentile Wage
$49,360
50th Percentile Wage
$65,120
75th Percentile Wage
$89,420
90th Percentile Wage
$99,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,630.

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
$65,120
-0.49% 69.21%
2016
$65,440
14.29% -
2015
$56,090
42.81% -
2014
$32,080
18.73% -
2013
$26,070
23.09% -
2012
$20,050
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers in Puerto Rico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $53,350 to $82,740. The highest paying area for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in Puerto Rico is Mayaguez with a median annual salary of $82,740. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo (mean annual salary $63,530). The lowest paying area is Ponce with a median annual salary of $53,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Mayaguez
$82,740
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$63,530
Ponce
$53,350




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