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Postsecondary Chemistry Teacher Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,400
25th Percentile Wage
$56,350
50th Percentile Wage
$76,750
75th Percentile Wage
$107,040
90th Percentile Wage
$153,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary chemistry teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary chemistry teachers is $153,570. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $76,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,400. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 262% 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 chemistry teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201676,7502.20%7.31%
201575,0602.64%-
201473,0800.56%-
201372,6702.11%-
201271,140--

Table 2. Postsecondary Chemistry Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary chemistry teachers in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$76,750

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary chemistry 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 chemistry teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $56,720 to $103,020. The highest paying state for postsecondary chemistry teachers is California with a median annual salary of $103,020. The lowest paying state is Montana with a median annual salary of $56,720. For more salary information of postsecondary chemistry teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$103,020
Massachusetts
$96,660
District of Columbia
$92,610
New Hampshire
$89,060
New York
$88,950
Rhode Island
$88,940
Florida
$87,300
North Dakota
$85,110
Iowa
$82,370
Michigan
$81,890
Illinois
$81,840
New Jersey
$80,420
Pennsylvania
$80,350
Utah
$80,080
Indiana
$79,270
Connecticut
$78,610
New Mexico
$78,330
Vermont
$78,310
Ohio
$78,000
Oregon
$77,300
Minnesota
$76,160
Missouri
$74,970
Alabama
$74,560
Maine
$74,230
West Virginia
$73,350
Wyoming
$73,190
Hawaii
$72,900
Texas
$71,990
Louisiana
$71,050
North Carolina
$69,340
Colorado
$68,900
Arizona
$68,350
Nebraska
$68,050
Maryland
$67,410
Wisconsin
$66,710
Tennessee
$64,340
South Dakota
$64,170
Mississippi
$63,910
South Carolina
$62,940
Puerto Rico
$62,360
Kentucky
$61,920
Georgia
$61,510
Arkansas
$61,350
Idaho
$60,960
Oklahoma
$60,370
Virginia
$59,810
Kansas
$59,460
Washington
$58,490
Montana
$56,720


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