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Postsecondary Law, Criminal Justice, and Social Work Teacher Salary Information

The salary statistics of postsecondary law, criminal justice, and social work teachers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of postsecondary law, criminal justice, and social work teachers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postsecondary law, criminal justice, and social work teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postsecondary law, criminal justice, and social work 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 Law, Criminal Justice, and Social Work Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,200
25th Percentile Wage
$50,130
50th Percentile Wage
$70,640
75th Percentile Wage
$113,780
90th Percentile Wage
$188,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary law, criminal justice, and social work teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary law, criminal justice, and social work teachers is $188,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,200. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 420% 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 law, criminal justice, and social work teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,640
-1.20% 2.96%
2016
$71,490
3.15% -
2015
$69,240
0.42% -
2014
$68,950
-0.39% -
2013
$69,220
0.97% -
2012
$68,550
- -

Table 2. Postsecondary Law, Criminal Justice, and Social Work Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary law, criminal justice, and social work teachers in 2 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$70,690
Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,380



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