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Postsecondary Education and Library Science Teacher Salary Information

The salary statistics of postsecondary education and library science teachers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of postsecondary education and library science teachers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postsecondary education and library science teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postsecondary education and library 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 Education and Library Science Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,690
25th Percentile Wage
$45,510
50th Percentile Wage
$63,040
75th Percentile Wage
$84,080
90th Percentile Wage
$117,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education and library science teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary education and library science teachers is $117,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,690. 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 258% 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 education and library science teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,0401.59%5.12%
201562,0402.89%-
201460,250-0.86%-
201360,7701.58%-
201259,810--

Table 2. Postsecondary Education and Library Science Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

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

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$63,050


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