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Postsecondary Biological Science Teacher Salary Information

The salary statistics of postsecondary biological science teachers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postsecondary biological science teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postsecondary biological science 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 Biological Science Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,160
25th Percentile Wage
$56,920
50th Percentile Wage
$78,240
75th Percentile Wage
$113,270
90th Percentile Wage
$162,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary biological science teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary biological science teachers is $162,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $78,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,160. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 276% 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 biological science teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$78,240
2.03% 5.19%
2016
$76,650
1.74% -
2015
$75,320
0.98% -
2014
$74,580
-1.56% -
2013
$75,740
2.06% -
2012
$74,180
- -

Table 2. Postsecondary Biological Science Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary biological science teachers in 3 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 postsecondary biological science teachers occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $92,560. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $78,130).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$92,560
Health Care and Social Assistance
$82,320
Educational Services
$78,130

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary biological science 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 biological science teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $46,980 to $124,480. The highest paying state for postsecondary biological science teachers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $124,480. The lowest paying state is Vermont with a median annual salary of $46,980. For more salary information of postsecondary biological science teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$124,480
California
$105,190
Utah
$93,460
New Hampshire
$91,090
Iowa
$90,130
New Jersey
$89,070
Connecticut
$88,290
Alaska
$87,160
Arizona
$85,580
Indiana
$85,000
Michigan
$84,030
Idaho
$84,010
Massachusetts
$83,120
Hawaii
$82,640
Missouri
$81,910
Rhode Island
$81,710
Ohio
$81,590
New York
$81,380
Texas
$80,680
Pennsylvania
$80,190
Maryland
$80,040
South Dakota
$79,000
Florida
$78,960
Nebraska
$78,100
New Mexico
$76,550
Oregon
$75,800
North Dakota
$75,070
Wyoming
$74,710
Illinois
$73,970
Mississippi
$71,240
Georgia
$70,900
Minnesota
$70,810
Puerto Rico
$70,780
Wisconsin
$70,110
Maine
$69,980
Oklahoma
$69,220
Alabama
$69,150
Colorado
$68,470
Nevada
$68,040
Virginia
$66,950
Washington
$66,950
South Carolina
$66,930
Kansas
$64,670
Louisiana
$63,960
North Carolina
$63,560
West Virginia
$63,130
Tennessee
$63,120
Montana
$62,110
Kentucky
$60,690
Arkansas
$60,380
Vermont
$46,980



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