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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Postsecondary Education Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,540
25th Percentile Wage
$46,230
50th Percentile Wage
$64,020
75th Percentile Wage
$86,960
90th Percentile Wage
$122,340

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 $122,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,540. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 275% 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 education teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,020
2.34% 7.29%
2016
$62,520
1.54% -
2015
$61,560
2.99% -
2014
$59,720
-0.75% -
2013
$60,170
1.36% -
2012
$59,350
- -

Table 2. Postsecondary Education Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

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

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$64,020
Health Care and Social Assistance
$52,580

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 $47,840 to $77,320. The highest paying state for postsecondary education teachers is Rhode Island with a median annual salary of $77,320. The lowest paying state is Nevada with a median annual salary of $47,840. For more salary information of postsecondary education teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Rhode Island
$77,320
Connecticut
$77,220
New Jersey
$74,010
Hawaii
$73,810
Delaware
$73,200
Alaska
$73,050
Massachusetts
$73,040
California
$72,250
Alabama
$72,150
Wisconsin
$72,030
New York
$70,890
Florida
$70,180
Arizona
$69,830
Iowa
$69,020
Missouri
$67,630
Idaho
$67,580
Utah
$66,280
Washington
$65,980
Michigan
$65,980
Nebraska
$65,020
North Dakota
$64,720
Maryland
$64,560
Wyoming
$63,960
New Hampshire
$63,860
Pennsylvania
$63,460
Vermont
$63,330
Indiana
$62,240
North Carolina
$62,120
New Mexico
$61,710
Colorado
$61,530
Ohio
$61,490
South Dakota
$61,400
Georgia
$61,040
Minnesota
$61,010
Tennessee
$60,730
Texas
$59,900
Kentucky
$59,470
Mississippi
$59,430
District of Columbia
$59,320
Oregon
$58,060
Virginia
$58,010
Louisiana
$56,860
Illinois
$56,430
South Carolina
$56,070
Arkansas
$55,540
West Virginia
$55,270
Maine
$54,290
Montana
$52,350
Kansas
$51,910
Oklahoma
$50,300
Puerto Rico
$49,110
Nevada
$47,840



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