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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,150
25th Percentile Wage
$46,920
50th Percentile Wage
$60,400
75th Percentile Wage
$80,530
90th Percentile Wage
$110,020

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 $110,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,150. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 204% 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 criminal justice and law enforcement teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,400
1.34% 3.91%
2016
$59,590
1.38% -
2015
$58,770
2.67% -
2014
$57,200
0.38% -
2013
$56,980
-1.86% -
2012
$58,040
- -

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 2 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$60,420
Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,380

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 $22,070 to $89,480. The highest paying state for postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $89,480. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $22,070. 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
District of Columbia
$89,480
Kentucky
$86,510
California
$77,750
Delaware
$77,400
Rhode Island
$77,330
Iowa
$76,410
New Jersey
$75,110
Minnesota
$71,200
Massachusetts
$70,420
Maryland
$69,730
Louisiana
$69,270
Wisconsin
$68,750
Connecticut
$67,450
North Dakota
$66,480
Florida
$65,410
Pennsylvania
$65,120
New Hampshire
$65,020
Wyoming
$64,950
Michigan
$64,460
Utah
$62,930
Missouri
$62,800
South Carolina
$62,650
Alabama
$62,040
Alaska
$61,770
Ohio
$61,350
Mississippi
$61,290
Texas
$60,350
South Dakota
$60,120
Virginia
$59,850
Georgia
$59,820
Colorado
$59,290
Nebraska
$56,850
North Carolina
$56,790
Maine
$56,690
New Mexico
$56,670
Oregon
$56,430
Arkansas
$56,110
New York
$54,540
Washington
$53,840
Hawaii
$51,550
Illinois
$49,460
Tennessee
$49,450
Idaho
$48,660
Arizona
$48,120
Indiana
$47,820
West Virginia
$46,640
Kansas
$44,950
Oklahoma
$44,150
Nevada
$37,930
Puerto Rico
$22,070



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