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Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teacher and Instructor Salary Information

The salary statistics of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teacher and Instructor Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,420
25th Percentile Wage
$39,610
50th Percentile Wage
$50,650
75th Percentile Wage
$66,800
90th Percentile Wage
$84,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors is $84,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,420. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 188% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,6500.73%4.07%
201550,2801.37%-
201449,590-3.07%-
201351,1104.93%-
201248,590--

Table 2. Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teacher and Instructor Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $67,300. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $36,660).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$67,300
Educational Services
$52,140
Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$44,100
Health Care and Social Assistance
$40,770
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,400
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$36,660

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors by States

From the above tables we note that not only adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $30,460 to $67,460. The highest paying state for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors is New York with a median annual salary of $67,460. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $30,460. For more salary information of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$67,460
Connecticut
$65,430
California
$65,410
Alaska
$64,680
Illinois
$62,510
Delaware
$62,260
New Jersey
$57,340
Maryland
$56,390
North Dakota
$54,380
Vermont
$54,120
West Virginia
$54,100
Oregon
$53,800
South Carolina
$52,880
Virginia
$52,750
Pennsylvania
$51,860
Ohio
$50,610
Missouri
$50,280
Arizona
$50,260
Arkansas
$50,090
Washington
$49,840
Rhode Island
$49,710
Florida
$49,050
Wisconsin
$48,870
Nebraska
$48,800
Texas
$48,070
Maine
$48,030
Minnesota
$47,760
Virgin Islands
$47,510
Indiana
$47,300
Michigan
$47,040
Hawaii
$46,800
Nevada
$46,510
Montana
$46,210
Oklahoma
$46,000
Wyoming
$45,800
Tennessee
$45,770
Iowa
$45,340
Massachusetts
$45,090
District of Columbia
$44,360
Colorado
$43,990
North Carolina
$42,870
Louisiana
$42,800
Idaho
$40,500
New Hampshire
$40,050
Mississippi
$39,510
Georgia
$39,020
Utah
$38,870
Kansas
$37,860
Kentucky
$37,790
Alabama
$35,860
South Dakota
$33,950
New Mexico
$32,220
Puerto Rico
$30,460



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