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Postsecondary Computer Science Teacher Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,270
25th Percentile Wage
$56,070
50th Percentile Wage
$78,630
75th Percentile Wage
$113,930
90th Percentile Wage
$159,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary computer science teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary computer science teachers is $159,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $78,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,270. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 285% 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 computer science teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$78,630
1.35% 8.18%
2016
$77,570
3.52% -
2015
$74,840
3.78% -
2014
$72,010
-1.51% -
2013
$73,100
1.23% -
2012
$72,200
- -

Table 2. Postsecondary Computer Science Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

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

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$78,620

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

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary computer 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 computer science teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $45,470 to $121,470. The highest paying state for postsecondary computer science teachers is Rhode Island with a median annual salary of $121,470. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $45,470. For more salary information of postsecondary computer science teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Rhode Island
$121,470
District of Columbia
$106,210
California
$99,640
New Hampshire
$96,220
Massachusetts
$96,190
Iowa
$95,670
Maryland
$95,570
Ohio
$92,660
Idaho
$92,530
New Jersey
$91,670
Alaska
$90,980
Indiana
$87,830
Michigan
$87,780
Illinois
$85,670
Arizona
$85,120
Oregon
$84,130
New York
$84,030
Hawaii
$83,360
Connecticut
$81,920
Minnesota
$80,820
Louisiana
$80,740
Texas
$79,480
Wisconsin
$79,400
Delaware
$79,140
North Dakota
$79,130
Alabama
$78,140
Pennsylvania
$77,910
Nebraska
$77,450
Missouri
$75,750
Mississippi
$73,950
Kentucky
$72,930
Maine
$72,230
Tennessee
$72,060
South Carolina
$71,620
Florida
$70,820
Georgia
$69,740
Utah
$69,650
New Mexico
$69,080
Wyoming
$68,200
Virginia
$67,500
Nevada
$65,600
Washington
$63,920
Colorado
$63,700
North Carolina
$62,920
Montana
$62,350
South Dakota
$61,680
Oklahoma
$61,210
Kansas
$57,220
Vermont
$54,620
Arkansas
$51,730
West Virginia
$50,930
Puerto Rico
$45,470



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