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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Postsecondary Nursing Instructor and Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,010
25th Percentile Wage
$54,150
50th Percentile Wage
$69,130
75th Percentile Wage
$90,030
90th Percentile Wage
$117,540

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 $117,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,010. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 186% 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 postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201669,1302.39%6.19%
201567,4802.05%-
201466,1000.24%-
201365,9401.65%-
201264,850--

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

The average salaries of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in 3 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 $67,890).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$89,890
Health Care and Social Assistance
$86,000
Educational Services
$67,890

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 $38,160 to $93,930. The highest paying state for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $93,930. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $38,160. 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
New Jersey
$93,930
California
$92,840
Oregon
$86,830
New York
$83,030
Connecticut
$81,590
Nevada
$81,490
Massachusetts
$78,870
New Hampshire
$77,490
Hawaii
$75,180
Alaska
$74,640
Delaware
$74,570
Arizona
$73,930
Florida
$73,840
Rhode Island
$73,160
Maryland
$72,110
Wisconsin
$71,520
North Dakota
$70,670
District of Columbia
$70,110
Missouri
$69,900
Minnesota
$69,470
Kentucky
$69,080
Utah
$69,080
South Carolina
$68,150
New Mexico
$68,050
Michigan
$67,640
Wyoming
$66,790
Iowa
$66,660
Indiana
$65,880
Illinois
$65,850
Pennsylvania
$65,480
Washington
$64,720
Maine
$64,100
Idaho
$63,140
Nebraska
$63,040
Texas
$63,030
Ohio
$62,960
North Carolina
$62,490
Tennessee
$62,480
Louisiana
$62,170
Virginia
$61,460
Montana
$60,980
Georgia
$60,930
Alabama
$59,920
Oklahoma
$58,480
Colorado
$57,550
West Virginia
$56,880
South Dakota
$56,200
Arkansas
$53,930
Kansas
$50,800
Puerto Rico
$38,160


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