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Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teacher Salary Information

The salary statistics of postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers 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. Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,640
25th Percentile Wage
$50,590
50th Percentile Wage
$72,230
75th Percentile Wage
$101,570
90th Percentile Wage
$150,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers is $150,830. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,640. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 323% 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 postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,230
-1.09% 6.74%
2016
$73,020
0.99% -
2015
$72,300
4.63% -
2014
$68,950
3.16% -
2013
$66,770
-0.88% -
2012
$67,360
- -

Table 2. Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$72,250

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers 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 postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $42,250 to $104,290. The highest paying state for postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers is Michigan with a median annual salary of $104,290. The lowest paying state is Georgia with a median annual salary of $42,250. For more salary information of postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Michigan
$104,290
Arkansas
$101,940
Massachusetts
$86,820
Oklahoma
$85,900
New Hampshire
$82,880
District of Columbia
$82,760
Rhode Island
$81,410
Indiana
$80,430
Pennsylvania
$79,730
Alaska
$79,210
Vermont
$79,130
California
$78,970
Maryland
$78,020
New York
$77,920
Minnesota
$77,560
North Carolina
$76,650
Utah
$76,190
Iowa
$74,930
Florida
$73,250
Connecticut
$72,390
New Jersey
$72,010
Ohio
$71,130
New Mexico
$70,880
Arizona
$68,780
Mississippi
$68,760
Louisiana
$68,690
Tennessee
$68,480
Maine
$66,000
Illinois
$65,940
Virginia
$65,470
Hawaii
$65,390
Wyoming
$65,240
Missouri
$64,310
Washington
$63,970
Wisconsin
$62,990
Oregon
$62,470
South Carolina
$60,460
Kentucky
$60,160
Kansas
$58,340
Colorado
$57,590
Texas
$55,400
Nebraska
$53,870
Montana
$52,240
Idaho
$46,120
West Virginia
$44,770
Puerto Rico
$43,800
Georgia
$42,250



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