Postsecondary Nursing Instructor and Teacher Salary Information in Puerto Rico

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in the state of Puerto Rico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary nursing instructors and 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 Nursing Instructors and Teachers in Puerto Rico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,730
25th Percentile Wage
$18,730
50th Percentile Wage
$31,380
75th Percentile Wage
$50,930
90th Percentile Wage
$62,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary nursing instructors and 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 $62,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$31,380
-21.61% -8.73%
2016
$38,160
6.32% -
2015
$35,750
-14.94% -
2014
$41,090
12.85% -
2013
$35,810
4.72% -
2012
$34,120
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers in Puerto Rico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $28,050 to $38,660. The highest paying area for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in Puerto Rico is Mayaguez with a median annual salary of $38,660. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is Ponce (mean annual salary $31,530). The lowest paying area is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo with a median annual salary of $28,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Mayaguez
$38,660
Ponce
$31,530
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$28,050




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