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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Postsecondary Geography Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,120
25th Percentile Wage
$56,740
50th Percentile Wage
$76,810
75th Percentile Wage
$101,680
90th Percentile Wage
$134,010

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 $134,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $76,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,120. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 218% 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 geography teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201676,8101.84%11.70%
201575,4005.41%-
201471,3201.15%-
201370,5003.80%-
201267,820--

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
$76,770

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 $57,240 to $103,130. The highest paying state for postsecondary geography teachers is Florida with a median annual salary of $103,130. The lowest paying state is Washington with a median annual salary of $57,240. For more salary information of postsecondary geography teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Florida
$103,130
California
$100,160
Iowa
$93,070
Michigan
$88,010
Massachusetts
$85,520
New Jersey
$85,450
Ohio
$82,070
Arizona
$80,700
Illinois
$80,620
Pennsylvania
$80,200
Texas
$79,790
Alabama
$75,800
Arkansas
$75,460
New York
$75,430
Oklahoma
$75,290
Maryland
$75,000
Oregon
$74,760
Hawaii
$74,070
Minnesota
$73,700
Utah
$73,000
Georgia
$71,490
South Carolina
$70,790
Kentucky
$70,760
Wisconsin
$69,660
Indiana
$69,640
North Carolina
$69,140
Kansas
$67,470
Montana
$66,860
Virginia
$65,260
Colorado
$64,880
Missouri
$64,840
Tennessee
$63,800
Idaho
$63,430
West Virginia
$62,960
Mississippi
$61,450
Nebraska
$58,710
Washington
$57,240


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