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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,210
25th Percentile Wage
$47,240
50th Percentile Wage
$63,500
75th Percentile Wage
$87,210
90th Percentile Wage
$125,580

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 $125,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,210. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 256% 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 foreign language and literature teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,5003.34%7.61%
201561,3803.08%-
201459,4901.46%-
201358,620-0.09%-
201258,670--

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

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

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$63,610

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 $45,720 to $81,930. The highest paying state for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers is Florida with a median annual salary of $81,930. The lowest paying state is Louisiana with a median annual salary of $45,720. 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
Florida
$81,930
New Hampshire
$81,890
California
$81,860
Maine
$78,850
Utah
$77,780
Connecticut
$75,230
New Mexico
$73,300
Maryland
$72,200
New York
$72,060
Rhode Island
$71,350
Michigan
$68,020
New Jersey
$67,960
Massachusetts
$67,910
Pennsylvania
$67,410
Illinois
$67,330
Vermont
$66,600
Puerto Rico
$65,440
Hawaii
$63,460
Alabama
$63,270
Nebraska
$63,180
Minnesota
$61,620
Iowa
$61,410
Wisconsin
$61,310
Indiana
$60,530
Kentucky
$59,870
Ohio
$59,380
North Dakota
$59,300
Texas
$57,790
Washington
$57,040
South Dakota
$56,390
Missouri
$56,340
Mississippi
$56,110
North Carolina
$55,350
Kansas
$55,170
District of Columbia
$54,980
Colorado
$54,740
Arkansas
$54,160
Wyoming
$53,890
South Carolina
$53,430
West Virginia
$53,270
Virginia
$52,640
Oregon
$52,370
Georgia
$52,320
Arizona
$52,170
Oklahoma
$50,780
Tennessee
$50,610
Idaho
$47,570
Montana
$46,720
Louisiana
$45,720



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