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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,570
25th Percentile Wage
$62,800
50th Percentile Wage
$87,380
75th Percentile Wage
$123,480
90th Percentile Wage
$163,860

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 $163,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $87,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,570. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 251% 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 atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$87,380
2.25% 5.95%
2016
$85,410
2.65% -
2015
$83,150
1.65% -
2014
$81,780
0.17% -
2013
$81,640
-0.66% -
2012
$82,180
- -

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
$87,200

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 $55,250 to $113,590. The highest paying state for postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers is Nevada with a median annual salary of $113,590. The lowest paying state is Kentucky with a median annual salary of $55,250. 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
Nevada
$113,590
Maryland
$109,930
Massachusetts
$109,240
New Jersey
$105,840
Louisiana
$100,370
New York
$96,930
Oregon
$95,770
Texas
$94,410
California
$93,980
Ohio
$92,970
Georgia
$92,730
Utah
$92,170
Minnesota
$90,280
Michigan
$90,210
Wyoming
$88,640
Colorado
$88,480
New Hampshire
$88,420
North Dakota
$87,830
Virginia
$87,150
Idaho
$87,100
Indiana
$85,800
Pennsylvania
$84,920
Florida
$84,450
Washington
$83,620
Arizona
$82,590
North Carolina
$79,930
Alabama
$78,440
Missouri
$78,440
Iowa
$77,170
Oklahoma
$76,950
Kansas
$76,240
South Dakota
$75,300
Wisconsin
$74,690
Maine
$74,170
Illinois
$73,650
New Mexico
$73,340
Connecticut
$72,230
Nebraska
$69,860
Mississippi
$65,870
Montana
$65,800
Tennessee
$63,530
South Carolina
$63,190
Arkansas
$61,290
Vermont
$57,470
Kentucky
$55,250



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