Postsecondary Physics Teacher Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,980
25th Percentile Wage
$57,340
50th Percentile Wage
$81,150
75th Percentile Wage
$116,700
90th Percentile Wage
$168,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary physics teachers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $168,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,980.

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
$81,150
0.85% 0.73%
2016
$80,460
5.98% -
2015
$75,650
-6.81% -
2014
$80,800
-1.62% -
2013
$82,110
1.89% -
2012
$80,560
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary physics teachers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary physics teachers in state of Texas ranges from $70,850 to $97,070. The highest paying area for postsecondary physics teachers in Texas is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $97,070. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $93,870). The lowest paying area is Fort Worth-Arlington with a median annual salary of $70,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$97,070
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$93,870
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$84,150
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$80,080
El Paso
$76,370
Waco
$73,100
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$71,250
Fort Worth-Arlington
$70,850




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