The salary statistics of postsecondary life sciences teachers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of postsecondary life sciences teachers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postsecondary life sciences teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postsecondary life sciences 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 .
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Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary life sciences teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary life sciences teachers is $156,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,620. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 266% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary life sciences teachers from 2012 to 2016.
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