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Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teacher Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,060
25th Percentile Wage
$49,680
50th Percentile Wage
$65,010
75th Percentile Wage
$90,980
90th Percentile Wage
$128,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers is $128,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,060. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 238% 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 foreign language and literature teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$65,010
2.32% 9.75%
2016
$63,500
3.34% -
2015
$61,380
3.08% -
2014
$59,490
1.46% -
2013
$58,620
-0.09% -
2012
$58,670
- -

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

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

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$65,150
Federal, State, and Local Government
$59,780

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

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary foreign 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 foreign language and literature teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $48,050 to $83,160. The highest paying state for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers is New Hampshire with a median annual salary of $83,160. The lowest paying state is Louisiana with a median annual salary of $48,050. For more salary information of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Hampshire
$83,160
California
$83,080
Rhode Island
$79,110
Maryland
$76,840
New Jersey
$75,650
Florida
$74,420
Utah
$73,850
New Mexico
$73,300
Connecticut
$72,960
Pennsylvania
$71,450
New York
$70,820
Michigan
$70,570
Massachusetts
$70,470
Maine
$66,780
Vermont
$66,600
Puerto Rico
$65,120
Missouri
$64,760
Illinois
$64,550
Iowa
$64,250
Hawaii
$63,460
Alabama
$63,230
Indiana
$62,730
Ohio
$62,140
Minnesota
$61,940
Wisconsin
$61,830
Nebraska
$61,280
Virginia
$61,030
Oregon
$59,820
North Dakota
$59,660
Kansas
$59,320
Washington
$58,510
South Dakota
$58,490
North Carolina
$58,280
Texas
$58,180
Kentucky
$57,910
Colorado
$57,820
South Carolina
$57,110
District of Columbia
$56,570
Georgia
$56,460
Tennessee
$56,090
Mississippi
$56,030
Arkansas
$55,330
Arizona
$55,160
Wyoming
$53,890
Oklahoma
$52,160
West Virginia
$49,770
Idaho
$49,510
Nevada
$49,000
Montana
$48,530
Louisiana
$48,050



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