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Postsecondary Communications Teacher Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,420
25th Percentile Wage
$47,730
50th Percentile Wage
$65,640
75th Percentile Wage
$90,560
90th Percentile Wage
$125,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary communications teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary communications teachers is $125,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,420. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 264% 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 communications teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,6403.40%5.27%
201563,4101.36%-
201462,550-1.63%-
201363,5702.19%-
201262,180--

Table 2. Postsecondary Communications Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

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

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$65,650

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

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary communications 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 communications teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $42,760 to $83,320. The highest paying state for postsecondary communications teachers is California with a median annual salary of $83,320. The lowest paying state is Colorado with a median annual salary of $42,760. For more salary information of postsecondary communications teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$83,320
Florida
$81,410
New Hampshire
$77,670
Illinois
$77,630
New York
$77,230
Arizona
$76,630
Connecticut
$73,170
Rhode Island
$72,170
Iowa
$71,620
Massachusetts
$71,420
New Mexico
$71,030
District of Columbia
$70,990
Wisconsin
$70,490
New Jersey
$69,100
Oregon
$69,100
Utah
$68,700
Pennsylvania
$66,660
Maryland
$66,020
Michigan
$65,780
Vermont
$64,730
Nebraska
$64,240
Missouri
$63,000
Alabama
$61,540
North Carolina
$61,370
North Dakota
$61,290
Wyoming
$60,980
Georgia
$60,730
Hawaii
$60,250
Indiana
$60,250
Virginia
$60,000
Minnesota
$59,650
Texas
$59,030
Maine
$58,800
South Dakota
$58,030
Kentucky
$57,880
South Carolina
$57,010
West Virginia
$56,890
Montana
$54,820
Ohio
$54,360
Nevada
$54,120
Washington
$53,240
Idaho
$51,940
Arkansas
$50,530
Tennessee
$48,700
Oklahoma
$47,680
Mississippi
$47,220
Kansas
$46,010
Colorado
$42,760


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