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Postsecondary Life Sciences Teacher Salary Information

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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Postsecondary Life Sciences Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,140
25th Percentile Wage
$57,400
50th Percentile Wage
$79,710
75th Percentile Wage
$114,040
90th Percentile Wage
$159,470

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 $159,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,140. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 269% 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 life sciences teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$79,710
0.66% 5.09%
2016
$79,180
1.54% -
2015
$77,960
1.67% -
2014
$76,660
-0.80% -
2013
$77,270
2.10% -
2012
$75,650
- -

Table 2. Postsecondary Life Sciences Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary life sciences teachers in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for postsecondary life sciences teachers occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $92,560. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $79,600).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$92,560
Federal, State, and Local Government
$85,240
Health Care and Social Assistance
$82,480
Educational Services
$79,600



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