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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,770
25th Percentile Wage
$48,030
50th Percentile Wage
$64,910
75th Percentile Wage
$92,740
90th Percentile Wage
$135,630

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 $135,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,770. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 268% 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 english language and literature teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,910
1.82% 7.50%
2016
$63,730
2.73% -
2015
$61,990
2.95% -
2014
$60,160
-1.26% -
2013
$60,920
1.44% -
2012
$60,040
- -

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

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

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Health Care and Social Assistance
$69,700
Educational Services
$64,900

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 $46,360 to $96,710. The highest paying state for postsecondary english language and literature teachers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $96,710. The lowest paying state is Louisiana with a median annual salary of $46,360. 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
District of Columbia
$96,710
California
$92,410
Alaska
$88,530
Connecticut
$79,580
Rhode Island
$79,060
New Hampshire
$77,010
New York
$76,380
New Jersey
$73,290
Delaware
$71,880
Massachusetts
$71,360
Pennsylvania
$68,370
Idaho
$68,350
Maryland
$68,280
Iowa
$68,190
Florida
$67,300
Illinois
$66,200
Arizona
$65,510
Wisconsin
$64,940
Ohio
$64,320
Oregon
$64,110
Michigan
$63,420
Utah
$62,690
Texas
$62,470
Nebraska
$62,430
Maine
$61,610
Georgia
$61,510
South Carolina
$60,840
New Mexico
$60,640
Wyoming
$60,630
Puerto Rico
$60,590
Minnesota
$60,550
Indiana
$59,650
Missouri
$59,590
Hawaii
$58,750
North Dakota
$57,480
Alabama
$57,390
North Carolina
$57,010
Mississippi
$56,550
Kentucky
$56,530
Washington
$55,950
Virginia
$55,790
South Dakota
$54,180
Nevada
$53,940
West Virginia
$53,110
Kansas
$52,690
Colorado
$51,890
Arkansas
$49,940
Vermont
$49,490
Tennessee
$49,450
Guam
$48,830
Montana
$48,610
Oklahoma
$47,630
Louisiana
$46,360



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