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Postsecondary Education Teacher Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,280
25th Percentile Wage
$44,780
50th Percentile Wage
$62,520
75th Percentile Wage
$83,820
90th Percentile Wage
$118,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary education teachers is $118,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,280. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 266% 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 teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,5201.54%5.07%
201561,5602.99%-
201459,720-0.75%-
201360,1701.36%-
201259,350--

Table 2. Postsecondary Education Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

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

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$62,530

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary Education Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary education 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 education teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $42,990 to $77,580. The highest paying state for postsecondary education teachers is Florida with a median annual salary of $77,580. The lowest paying state is Kansas with a median annual salary of $42,990. For more salary information of postsecondary education teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Florida
$77,580
Rhode Island
$75,580
Connecticut
$74,880
Alaska
$74,430
California
$71,920
Hawaii
$70,420
Alabama
$70,120
Michigan
$69,290
North Dakota
$68,620
Iowa
$67,770
New Jersey
$67,730
Massachusetts
$66,230
Arizona
$66,000
Utah
$65,910
New Hampshire
$65,760
New Mexico
$65,670
New York
$65,460
Wisconsin
$65,430
Washington
$64,580
Kentucky
$64,560
Oregon
$63,740
Maryland
$63,020
Wyoming
$62,810
Nebraska
$62,370
North Carolina
$62,300
South Dakota
$61,450
Pennsylvania
$61,270
Mississippi
$61,170
Texas
$60,380
Illinois
$59,770
Missouri
$59,420
District of Columbia
$59,320
Indiana
$59,000
Maine
$58,700
Arkansas
$58,190
Virginia
$58,010
Ohio
$57,650
Minnesota
$57,530
Idaho
$56,800
Georgia
$56,790
Louisiana
$56,370
Tennessee
$56,330
South Carolina
$54,910
West Virginia
$54,370
Oklahoma
$52,040
Puerto Rico
$51,070
Vermont
$50,890
Colorado
$48,250
Montana
$47,110
Kansas
$42,990



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