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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 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Education, Training, and Library Occupations in the United States (2016 Survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,820
25th Percentile Wage
$31,830
50th Percentile Wage
$48,000
75th Percentile Wage
$67,430
90th Percentile Wage
$92,890

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 $92,890. The median annual salary is $48,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,820.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of education, training, and library occupations from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,0001.62%4.12%
201547,2201.19%-
201446,6601.11%-
201346,1400.26%-
201246,020--

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Education, Training, and Library Occupations (2016 Survey)

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 $25,410 to $111,210. The highest paid education, training, and library occupations are postsecondary law teachers with a median annual salary of $111,210. The lowest paid education, training, and library occupations in the United States are teacher assistants with a median annual salary of $25,410. 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
$111,210
Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$99,360
Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$97,530
Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$95,770
Postsecondary Engineering and Architecture Teachers
$94,720
Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$91,580
Postsecondary Health Teachers
$87,900
Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$85,880
Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$85,410
Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$84,570
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$81,350
Postsecondary Physical Sciences Teachers
$80,510
Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$79,250
Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$79,210
Postsecondary Life Sciences Teachers
$79,180
Environmental Science Teachers
$78,340
Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$77,570
Postsecondary Business Teachers
$77,490
Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$76,810
Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$76,750
Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$76,650
Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$76,130
Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$73,140
Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$73,020
Postsecondary Math and Computer Teachers
$72,510
Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$71,840
Postsecondary History Teachers
$71,820
Postsecondary Law, Criminal Justice, and Social Work Teachers
$71,490
Other Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$70,740
Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$69,520
Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$69,190
Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$69,130
Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$68,650
Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$68,410
Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$68,360
Postsecondary Arts, Communications, and Humanities Teachers
$66,630
Postsecondary Teachers
$66,500
Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$65,640
Other Postsecondary Teachers
$64,400
Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$64,030
Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$63,730
Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$63,500
Postsecondary Education and Library Science Teachers
$63,040
Postsecondary Education Teachers
$62,520
Instructional Coordinators
$62,460
Secondary School Special Education Teachers
$59,700
Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$59,590
Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$59,180
Middle School Special Education Teachers
$58,560
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$58,030
Secondary School Teachers
$57,980
Librarians
$57,680
Special Education Teachers
$57,630
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$57,560
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
$57,320
Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
$57,040
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
$56,720
Elementary and Middle School Teachers
$56,100
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
$55,800
Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education School Teachers
$54,720
All Other Special Education Teachers
$53,860
Curators
$53,360
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
$52,620
Preschool Special Education Teachers
$52,460
Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
$50,660
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
$50,650
Archivists
$50,500
Farm and Home Management Advisors
$49,490
Miscellaneous Postsecondary Teachers
$49,060
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
$47,840
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians
$47,230
Librarians, Curators, and Archivists
$46,610
Other Teachers and Instructors
$42,970
Other Education, Training, and Library Workers
$42,600
Museum Technicians and Conservators
$40,040
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
$37,330
Graduate Teaching Assistants
$34,240
Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers
$34,010
Library Technicians
$32,890
Other Teachers and Instructors
$31,910
Miscellaneous Teachers and Instructors
$30,110
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
$28,790
Substitute Teachers
$28,010
Other Education, Training, and Library Occupations
$27,500
Teacher Assistants
$25,410