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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [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
$31,310
25th Percentile Wage
$41,150
50th Percentile Wage
$52,100
75th Percentile Wage
$69,170
90th Percentile Wage
$87,160

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 $87,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,310. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 178% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,100
2.78% 6.74%
2016
$50,650
0.73% -
2015
$50,280
1.37% -
2014
$49,590
-3.07% -
2013
$51,110
4.93% -
2012
$48,590
- -

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 9 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 $73,640. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $37,370).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$73,640
Educational Services
$54,020
Finance and Insurance
$53,140
Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$43,050
Health Care and Social Assistance
$41,240
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,930
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$38,110
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$37,370

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 $28,910 to $71,290. The highest paying state for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors is California with a median annual salary of $71,290. The lowest paying state is New Mexico with a median annual salary of $28,910. 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
California
$71,290
New York
$68,930
Connecticut
$68,290
Delaware
$62,590
New Jersey
$61,720
Vermont
$55,190
Illinois
$54,960
Maryland
$54,880
New Hampshire
$54,360
Virginia
$53,710
North Dakota
$52,890
Pennsylvania
$52,610
Minnesota
$50,760
Missouri
$50,150
Washington
$50,090
Iowa
$49,920
South Carolina
$49,600
Ohio
$49,550
Texas
$49,130
Rhode Island
$48,890
Nebraska
$48,870
Florida
$48,740
Michigan
$48,580
Oregon
$48,440
Nevada
$48,320
Arkansas
$48,230
Maine
$47,700
Indiana
$47,610
Virgin Islands
$47,510
Massachusetts
$47,280
Tennessee
$46,970
Hawaii
$46,800
Montana
$46,640
District of Columbia
$46,610
Idaho
$46,200
Wyoming
$45,510
Colorado
$45,400
Arizona
$45,310
Wisconsin
$45,070
Mississippi
$44,590
North Carolina
$44,250
Oklahoma
$44,210
Louisiana
$42,920
Georgia
$41,850
Alaska
$40,830
Utah
$39,770
West Virginia
$39,480
Kansas
$38,530
Kentucky
$36,300
Alabama
$34,320
South Dakota
$33,910
Puerto Rico
$31,260
New Mexico
$28,910



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