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Salary of Education, Training, and Library Occupations

The average annual salary of education, training, and library occupations is shown in Table 1. Table 2 compares the median salaries across all education, training, and library occupations in the United States. The education, training, and library occupations salary statistics are from the national compensation survey published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Education, Training, and Library Occupations in the United States (2017 Survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,270
25th Percentile Wage
$32,070
50th Percentile Wage
$48,740
75th Percentile Wage
$68,830
90th Percentile Wage
$94,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for education, training, and library occupations. The salary is shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) education, training, and library occupations is $94,900. The median annual salary is $48,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,270.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of education, training, and library occupations from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,740
1.52% 5.58%
2016
$48,000
1.62% -
2015
$47,220
1.19% -
2014
$46,660
1.11% -
2013
$46,140
0.26% -
2012
$46,020
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Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Education, Training, and Library Occupations (2017 Survey)

Table 2 shows the median annual wage for each Education, Training, and Library Occupations in the United States. Note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among education, training, and library professions, ranging from $26,260 to $104,910. The highest-paid education, training, and library occupations are postsecondary law teachers with a median annual salary of $104,910. The lowest-paid education, training, and library occupations in the United States are teacher assistants with a median annual salary of $26,260. For more salary information about a specific education, training, and library profession, use the links in the table.

Occupation Group Median Annual Salary
Postsecondary Law Teachers
$104,910
Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$98,360
Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$98,350
Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$97,870
Postsecondary Engineering and Architecture Teachers
$95,550
Postsecondary Health Teachers
$88,410
Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$87,420
Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$87,380
Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$87,340
Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$86,140
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$81,580
Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$81,430
Postsecondary Physical Sciences Teachers
$81,230
Postsecondary Business Teachers
$80,300
Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$80,050
Postsecondary Life Sciences Teachers
$79,710
Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$78,630
Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$78,240
Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$78,040
Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$77,190
Environmental Science Teachers
$76,360
Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$76,210
Postsecondary Math and Computer Teachers
$73,780
Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$73,770
Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$73,080
Postsecondary History Teachers
$72,690
Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$72,230
Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$71,630
Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$71,260
Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$70,940
Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$70,910
Postsecondary Law, Criminal Justice, and Social Work Teachers
$70,640
Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$69,590
Postsecondary Teachers
$67,140
Postsecondary Arts, Communications, and Humanities Teachers
$66,940
Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$66,930
Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$66,510
Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$65,010
Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$64,910
Postsecondary Education and Library Science Teachers
$64,680
Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$64,480
Other Postsecondary Teachers
$64,480
Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$64,370
Postsecondary Education Teachers
$64,020
Instructional Coordinators
$63,750
Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$60,400
Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$60,180
Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$60,150
Middle School Special Education Teachers
$59,510
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$59,170
Secondary School Teachers
$59,130
Special Education Teachers
$58,710
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$58,660
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$58,630
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$58,600
Librarians
$58,520
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$57,720
Elementary and Middle School Teachers
$57,350
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$57,160
Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education School Teachers
$55,790
All Other Special Education Teachers
$54,800
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
$54,230
Curators
$53,770
Preschool Special Education Teachers
$53,640
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
$52,100
Archivists
$51,760
Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$51,600
Miscellaneous Postsecondary Teachers
$49,690
Farm and Home Management Advisors
$49,510
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
$48,590
Librarians, Curators, and Archivists
$47,380
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians
$47,360
Other Education, Training, and Library Workers
$43,140
Other Teachers and Instructors
$42,970
Museum Technicians and Conservators
$40,670
All Other Teachers and Instructors Except Substitute Teachers
$39,710
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
$38,440
Library Technicians
$33,690
Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers
$33,540
Graduate Teaching Assistants
$32,460
Other Teachers and Instructors
$32,460
Miscellaneous Teachers and Instructors
$30,310
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
$28,990
Other Education, Training, and Library Occupations
$28,320
Substitute Teachers
$28,270
Teacher Assistants
$26,260