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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. In Table 2 we compare the median salaries of 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 BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Education, Training, and Library Occupations in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$88,190
75th Percentile Wage
$65,220
50th Percentile Wage
$46,660
25th Percentile Wage
$30,940
10th Percentile Wage
$21,040

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 $88,190. The median annual salary is $46,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,040.

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Education, Training, and Library Occupations

Table 2 shows the median annual wage of all education, training, and library occupations in the United States. We note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among education, training, and library professions and range from $24,430 to $109,980. The highest paid education, training, and library occupations are postsecondary law teachers with a median annual salary of $109,980. The lowest paid education, training, and library occupations in the United States are teacher assistants with a median annual salary of $24,430. 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
$109,980
Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$94,130
Postsecondary Engineering and Architecture Teachers
$90,950
Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$90,870
Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$90,210
Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$86,260
Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$84,090
Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$81,780
Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$80,720
Postsecondary Health Teachers
$80,490
Environmental Science Teachers
$77,470
Postsecondary Physical Sciences Teachers
$77,180
Postsecondary Life Sciences Teachers
$76,660
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$74,750
Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$74,580
Postsecondary Business Teachers
$74,090
Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$73,790
Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$73,720
Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$73,080
Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$72,010
Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$71,430
Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$71,320
Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$68,950
Postsecondary Law, Criminal Justice, and Social Work Teachers
$68,950
Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$68,690
Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$67,880
Postsecondary Math and Computer Teachers
$67,790
Postsecondary History Teachers
$66,840
Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$66,580
Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$66,100
Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$65,320
Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$65,190
Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$64,300
Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$63,630
Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$63,390
Postsecondary Teachers
$63,010
Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$62,550
Postsecondary Arts, Communications, and Humanities Teachers
$62,480
Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$62,440
Other Postsecondary Teachers
$62,330
Instructional Coordinators
$61,550
Postsecondary Education and Library Science Teachers
$60,250
Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$60,160
Postsecondary Education Teachers
$59,720
Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$59,490
Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$58,280
Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$57,810
Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$57,200
Middle School Special Education Teachers
$56,760
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$56,310
Secondary School Teachers
$56,210
Librarians
$56,170
Special Education Teachers
$55,890
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$55,200
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$54,940
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$54,570
All Other Special Education Teachers
$54,520
Elementary and Middle School Teachers
$54,390
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$54,120
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$54,090
Preschool Special Education Teachers
$54,000
Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education School Teachers
$53,160
Curators
$51,280
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
$50,600
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
$49,590
Archivists
$49,120
Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$48,360
Miscellaneous Postsecondary Teachers
$46,890
Farm and Home Management Advisors
$46,520
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians
$46,300
Librarians, Curators, and Archivists
$45,430
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
$44,070
Unknown
$41,390
Museum Technicians and Conservators
$39,940
Other Education, Training, and Library Workers
$37,890
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
$36,020
Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers
$34,100
Library Technicians
$31,680
Graduate Teaching Assistants
$31,570
Other Teachers and Instructors
$30,410
Miscellaneous Teachers and Instructors
$28,600
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
$28,120
Other Education, Training, and Library Occupations
$26,430
Substitute Teachers
$26,200
Teacher Assistants
$24,430