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Miscellaneous Postsecondary Teacher Salary Information

The salary statistics of miscellaneous postsecondary teachers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of miscellaneous postsecondary teachers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of miscellaneous postsecondary teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The miscellaneous postsecondary 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. Miscellaneous Postsecondary Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,330
25th Percentile Wage
$32,450
50th Percentile Wage
$49,690
75th Percentile Wage
$73,130
90th Percentile Wage
$106,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for miscellaneous postsecondary teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) miscellaneous postsecondary teachers is $106,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,330. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 450% 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 miscellaneous postsecondary teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,690
1.27% 4.13%
2016
$49,060
2.61% -
2015
$47,780
1.86% -
2014
$46,890
0.87% -
2013
$46,480
-2.50% -
2012
$47,640
- -

Table 2. Miscellaneous Postsecondary Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of miscellaneous postsecondary teachers in 16 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 miscellaneous postsecondary teachers occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $86,450. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $36,710).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$86,450
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$76,860
Information
$69,380
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$67,790
Construction
$63,700
Transportation and Warehousing
$63,210
Manufacturing
$57,620
Wholesale Trade
$54,630
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$51,260
Federal, State, and Local Government
$51,060
Retail Trade
$50,010
Educational Services
$49,690
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,480
Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,700
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$36,710



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