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Postsecondary Nursing Instructor and Teacher Salary Information

The salary statistics of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postsecondary nursing instructors and 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 Nursing Instructor and Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,630
25th Percentile Wage
$55,080
50th Percentile Wage
$71,260
75th Percentile Wage
$93,830
90th Percentile Wage
$124,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers is $124,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,630. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 205% 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 nursing instructors and teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,260
2.99% 9.00%
2016
$69,130
2.39% -
2015
$67,480
2.05% -
2014
$66,100
0.24% -
2013
$65,940
1.65% -
2012
$64,850
- -

Table 2. Postsecondary Nursing Instructor and Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary nursing instructors and 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 nursing instructors and teachers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $89,890. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $70,200).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$89,890
Health Care and Social Assistance
$87,450
Wholesale Trade
$85,990
Educational Services
$70,200

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $31,380 to $131,960. The highest paying state for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $131,960. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $31,380. For more salary information of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$131,960
New Jersey
$92,000
California
$89,030
Connecticut
$87,120
New York
$86,910
Hawaii
$81,920
Maryland
$77,700
Delaware
$77,340
New Hampshire
$76,510
Massachusetts
$75,790
Arizona
$75,030
Alaska
$74,640
Wisconsin
$74,310
Pennsylvania
$72,440
Oregon
$72,240
Mississippi
$71,530
Florida
$71,470
Vermont
$71,410
Michigan
$70,850
Indiana
$70,620
Iowa
$69,820
Minnesota
$69,470
North Dakota
$69,430
South Carolina
$69,350
Utah
$69,350
Nevada
$69,240
Missouri
$68,760
Kentucky
$68,740
Washington
$68,310
Ohio
$67,990
Rhode Island
$67,800
Virginia
$67,700
New Mexico
$67,320
Texas
$67,230
Montana
$66,680
Colorado
$66,140
Idaho
$65,650
Wyoming
$65,400
Georgia
$64,440
Illinois
$63,950
Nebraska
$63,490
North Carolina
$62,700
Louisiana
$62,550
Tennessee
$61,910
Alabama
$61,500
Kansas
$61,040
South Dakota
$58,690
West Virginia
$56,800
Oklahoma
$54,440
Maine
$54,380
Arkansas
$51,410
Puerto Rico
$31,380



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