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Postsecondary Geography Teacher Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,460
25th Percentile Wage
$58,450
50th Percentile Wage
$78,040
75th Percentile Wage
$105,660
90th Percentile Wage
$147,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary geography teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary geography teachers is $147,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $78,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,460. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 247% 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 geography teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$78,040
1.58% 13.10%
2016
$76,810
1.84% -
2015
$75,400
5.41% -
2014
$71,320
1.15% -
2013
$70,500
3.80% -
2012
$67,820
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Table 2. Postsecondary Geography Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary geography teachers in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$78,000

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary Geography Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary geography 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 geography teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $51,690 to $103,530. The highest paying state for postsecondary geography teachers is Iowa with a median annual salary of $103,530. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $51,690. For more salary information of postsecondary geography teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Iowa
$103,530
California
$100,160
New Mexico
$93,500
Arizona
$92,940
New Jersey
$90,290
Massachusetts
$89,950
Florida
$89,650
Pennsylvania
$89,060
Ohio
$88,130
Vermont
$84,360
Nevada
$81,240
Texas
$77,920
Michigan
$77,890
New York
$77,530
Alabama
$77,320
Illinois
$77,200
Maryland
$76,910
Hawaii
$76,680
Arkansas
$75,460
Georgia
$75,420
Colorado
$75,340
Minnesota
$74,450
North Carolina
$74,110
Louisiana
$72,390
Oregon
$71,650
South Carolina
$70,790
Missouri
$70,240
Wisconsin
$69,960
Indiana
$69,640
Tennessee
$68,660
Kansas
$67,470
Virginia
$67,120
Montana
$66,860
Washington
$64,300
Idaho
$63,430
West Virginia
$62,960
Utah
$62,230
Mississippi
$61,450
Kentucky
$59,410
Nebraska
$58,710
Oklahoma
$51,690



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