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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,170
25th Percentile Wage
$54,670
50th Percentile Wage
$77,570
75th Percentile Wage
$110,640
90th Percentile Wage
$155,580

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 $155,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,170. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 297% 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 computer science teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201677,5703.52%6.92%
201574,8403.78%-
201472,010-1.51%-
201373,1001.23%-
201272,200--

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
$77,550

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 $44,600 to $104,380. The highest paying state for postsecondary computer science teachers is California with a median annual salary of $104,380. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $44,600. 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
California
$104,380
Iowa
$99,150
Alaska
$90,980
District of Columbia
$90,970
Massachusetts
$90,750
Rhode Island
$90,600
Illinois
$89,690
New Hampshire
$89,680
New York
$88,560
Indiana
$87,830
Maryland
$86,880
Ohio
$85,170
Idaho
$83,820
Hawaii
$83,010
Michigan
$82,890
North Dakota
$81,800
New Jersey
$80,370
Connecticut
$79,730
Wisconsin
$79,510
Oregon
$77,600
Pennsylvania
$77,200
Texas
$77,080
New Mexico
$76,630
Alabama
$76,040
Minnesota
$76,000
Nebraska
$75,340
Louisiana
$74,010
Arizona
$73,050
Maine
$72,490
Kentucky
$72,450
Mississippi
$72,240
Wyoming
$71,530
Missouri
$71,330
Florida
$70,760
South Carolina
$70,020
Georgia
$69,290
Colorado
$67,810
Utah
$66,020
Virginia
$65,290
North Carolina
$64,750
Tennessee
$62,350
Washington
$62,070
South Dakota
$61,700
Oklahoma
$60,100
Arkansas
$59,920
Kansas
$55,620
Nevada
$55,160
Montana
$52,000
West Virginia
$50,880
Puerto Rico
$44,600


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