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Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teacher Salary Information

The salary statistics of postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences 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 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,950
25th Percentile Wage
$61,300
50th Percentile Wage
$85,410
75th Percentile Wage
$119,650
90th Percentile Wage
$161,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers is $161,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $85,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,950. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 266% 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 atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201685,4102.65%3.78%
201583,1501.65%-
201481,7800.17%-
201381,640-0.66%-
201282,180--

Table 2. Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$85,250

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences 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 atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $45,880 to $106,190. The highest paying state for postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $106,190. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $45,880. For more salary information of postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Massachusetts
$106,190
New Jersey
$105,840
Maryland
$100,300
Indiana
$98,040
Oregon
$95,140
Louisiana
$94,820
New York
$93,670
Texas
$91,170
Michigan
$90,210
Virginia
$89,000
North Carolina
$88,530
Ohio
$87,510
California
$87,140
Tennessee
$86,680
Wyoming
$86,230
New Hampshire
$85,850
Wisconsin
$85,780
North Dakota
$85,030
Colorado
$84,850
Kentucky
$83,480
Arizona
$80,810
Washington
$78,120
Minnesota
$77,820
Idaho
$77,210
Iowa
$77,170
Pennsylvania
$76,900
Florida
$76,460
Alabama
$76,000
Maine
$75,650
Arkansas
$74,230
Missouri
$72,770
Connecticut
$71,540
Nebraska
$69,860
Kansas
$67,690
Montana
$65,800
Georgia
$64,870
Mississippi
$64,490
South Carolina
$63,190
Illinois
$60,280
Oklahoma
$45,880


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