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Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher Salary Information

The salary statistics of postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement 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 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,650
25th Percentile Wage
$45,610
50th Percentile Wage
$59,590
75th Percentile Wage
$79,320
90th Percentile Wage
$105,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers is $105,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,650. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 203% 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 criminal justice and law enforcement teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,5901.38%2.60%
201558,7702.67%-
201457,2000.38%-
201356,980-1.86%-
201258,040--

Table 2. Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$59,630

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement 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 criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $20,840 to $89,070. The highest paying state for postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers is California with a median annual salary of $89,070. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $20,840. For more salary information of postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$89,070
Iowa
$77,690
Kentucky
$71,490
North Dakota
$69,920
New Jersey
$69,750
Illinois
$69,640
Louisiana
$69,270
Wisconsin
$68,930
Connecticut
$67,450
Maryland
$65,560
Mississippi
$64,740
Florida
$64,680
Massachusetts
$62,670
Missouri
$61,860
South Carolina
$61,750
Michigan
$61,290
Ohio
$61,240
Minnesota
$61,210
Pennsylvania
$61,070
Oregon
$60,990
Georgia
$60,550
Arizona
$58,750
Maine
$58,240
Alabama
$57,960
Virginia
$57,110
Utah
$56,760
New Mexico
$56,670
New York
$56,620
Texas
$56,190
Arkansas
$56,110
Nebraska
$56,040
North Carolina
$55,850
Colorado
$54,700
Hawaii
$51,550
Washington
$51,080
West Virginia
$49,110
Idaho
$48,660
Oklahoma
$48,190
Tennessee
$48,170
Indiana
$42,850
Kansas
$39,410
Puerto Rico
$20,840



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