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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,950
25th Percentile Wage
$53,060
50th Percentile Wage
$73,020
75th Percentile Wage
$102,580
90th Percentile Wage
$148,640

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 $148,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,950. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 281% 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 postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201673,0200.99%7.75%
201572,3004.63%-
201468,9503.16%-
201366,770-0.88%-
201267,360--

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
$73,060

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 $48,170 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 South Carolina with a median annual salary of $48,170. 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
Florida
$98,860
Indiana
$90,150
Massachusetts
$87,560
Oklahoma
$85,900
California
$85,470
District of Columbia
$82,760
Rhode Island
$81,410
Kentucky
$80,660
Alaska
$79,210
Vermont
$79,130
New York
$79,130
Maryland
$78,490
Minnesota
$77,740
Iowa
$74,930
North Carolina
$73,290
Oregon
$72,420
New Jersey
$72,010
Connecticut
$71,860
Arizona
$69,990
Pennsylvania
$69,420
Ohio
$69,160
Louisiana
$68,690
Tennessee
$67,640
Maine
$66,000
Illinois
$64,230
Washington
$62,250
Virginia
$61,400
Georgia
$59,920
Wisconsin
$59,600
Kansas
$58,340
Missouri
$57,930
Texas
$56,900
West Virginia
$56,590
Nebraska
$53,870
Colorado
$48,880
South Carolina
$48,170


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