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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Miscellaneous Postsecondary Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,540
25th Percentile Wage
$33,740
50th Percentile Wage
$49,060
75th Percentile Wage
$72,550
90th Percentile Wage
$103,970

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 $103,970. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,540. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 406% 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 miscellaneous postsecondary teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,0602.61%2.89%
201547,7801.86%-
201446,8900.87%-
201346,480-2.50%-
201247,640--

Table 2. Miscellaneous Postsecondary Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of miscellaneous postsecondary teachers in 13 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 arts, entertainment, and recreation sector with an annual salary $67,790. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $38,530).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$67,790
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$66,480
Manufacturing
$62,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$61,990
Construction
$61,980
Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,110
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,400
Retail Trade
$50,010
Educational Services
$49,030
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$44,700
Transportation and Warehousing
$40,720
Health Care and Social Assistance
$39,790
Wholesale Trade
$38,530


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Highest paying industries for miscellaneous postsecondary teachers.