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Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teacher Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,790
25th Percentile Wage
$47,000
50th Percentile Wage
$63,730
75th Percentile Wage
$90,930
90th Percentile Wage
$130,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary english language and literature teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary english language and literature teachers is $130,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,790. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 265% 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 english language and literature teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,7302.73%5.79%
201561,9902.95%-
201460,160-1.26%-
201360,9201.44%-
201260,040--

Table 2. Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary english language and literature teachers in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$63,730

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary english language and literature 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 english language and literature teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $44,260 to $94,780. The highest paying state for postsecondary english language and literature teachers is California with a median annual salary of $94,780. The lowest paying state is Tennessee with a median annual salary of $44,260. For more salary information of postsecondary english language and literature teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$94,780
Alaska
$88,530
Connecticut
$79,030
New York
$77,970
New Hampshire
$75,730
Maine
$73,320
Rhode Island
$72,060
Michigan
$71,440
New Mexico
$70,130
Illinois
$70,100
New Jersey
$69,390
Iowa
$68,470
Massachusetts
$67,730
Florida
$67,530
Utah
$65,830
Maryland
$65,650
District of Columbia
$64,820
Oregon
$63,980
Pennsylvania
$63,810
Texas
$62,140
Wisconsin
$62,060
Puerto Rico
$61,580
Nebraska
$61,050
Arizona
$59,890
Indiana
$59,650
Ohio
$59,180
Wyoming
$58,400
Minnesota
$58,320
North Dakota
$58,290
South Carolina
$58,260
Hawaii
$57,530
Kentucky
$57,270
North Carolina
$56,020
West Virginia
$55,320
Alabama
$55,280
Mississippi
$55,200
South Dakota
$55,190
Idaho
$54,720
Georgia
$53,950
Missouri
$53,440
Washington
$52,060
Arkansas
$51,490
Oklahoma
$51,180
Colorado
$50,500
Virginia
$50,390
Montana
$50,080
Vermont
$49,490
Guam
$48,830
Kansas
$48,810
Louisiana
$46,360
Tennessee
$44,260


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