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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Postsecondary Biological Science Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,850
25th Percentile Wage
$55,990
50th Percentile Wage
$76,650
75th Percentile Wage
$109,240
90th Percentile Wage
$157,630

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 $157,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $76,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,850. Take 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 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary biological science teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201676,6501.74%3.22%
201575,3200.98%-
201474,580-1.56%-
201375,7402.06%-
201274,180--

Table 2. Postsecondary Biological Science Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary biological science teachers in 2 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$99,430
Educational Services
$76,450

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 $51,000 to $120,710. The highest paying state for postsecondary biological science teachers is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $120,710. The lowest paying state is Kansas with a median annual salary of $51,000. 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
Hawaii
$120,710
California
$100,970
Utah
$93,900
New Hampshire
$89,390
Iowa
$88,120
New York
$87,260
New Jersey
$83,830
Massachusetts
$83,660
Connecticut
$83,640
Florida
$83,550
Indiana
$81,360
New Mexico
$81,080
Arizona
$80,000
Michigan
$79,730
South Dakota
$78,860
District of Columbia
$78,500
Maryland
$78,420
Nebraska
$77,830
Missouri
$77,670
Texas
$76,620
Oregon
$76,410
Maine
$75,900
Illinois
$75,180
Pennsylvania
$74,550
Wyoming
$74,200
Ohio
$73,110
North Dakota
$72,990
Rhode Island
$72,740
Wisconsin
$69,590
Puerto Rico
$67,860
Idaho
$67,830
Alabama
$67,260
Minnesota
$66,650
North Carolina
$66,160
Georgia
$66,040
Mississippi
$65,950
South Carolina
$65,260
Louisiana
$63,960
Washington
$63,750
Kentucky
$63,180
Colorado
$62,150
West Virginia
$61,920
Oklahoma
$61,850
Virginia
$61,010
Arkansas
$60,640
Tennessee
$58,420
Montana
$58,130
Kansas
$51,000


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