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Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teacher Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,010
25th Percentile Wage
$50,250
50th Percentile Wage
$68,360
75th Percentile Wage
$93,770
90th Percentile Wage
$127,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers is $127,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,010. 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 254% 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 philosophy and religion teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,3602.90%4.93%
201566,3804.14%-
201463,630-3.00%-
201365,5400.84%-
201264,990--

Table 2. Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in 2 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$68,510
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,810

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary philosophy and religion 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 philosophy and religion teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $39,620 to $89,830. The highest paying state for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers is New Hampshire with a median annual salary of $89,830. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $39,620. For more salary information of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Hampshire
$89,830
California
$86,860
New Mexico
$84,380
Massachusetts
$83,740
Utah
$81,300
Maryland
$81,160
Rhode Island
$78,920
Connecticut
$77,100
New Jersey
$75,640
Maine
$72,960
Florida
$72,830
Illinois
$71,550
Michigan
$71,340
Minnesota
$70,570
New York
$69,260
Oregon
$69,260
Texas
$69,240
Georgia
$69,190
Hawaii
$68,710
Pennsylvania
$68,400
Arizona
$67,950
District of Columbia
$67,870
Indiana
$67,170
Iowa
$65,060
North Carolina
$63,590
Wisconsin
$63,100
Ohio
$62,750
South Carolina
$62,550
Nebraska
$62,340
Kentucky
$61,310
Alabama
$61,130
Mississippi
$60,700
Arkansas
$60,640
Washington
$59,380
Tennessee
$58,980
South Dakota
$58,840
Virginia
$58,790
Missouri
$57,580
Louisiana
$56,600
Vermont
$55,950
Idaho
$55,430
West Virginia
$51,860
Kansas
$49,870
Montana
$45,580
Oklahoma
$44,310
Colorado
$42,150
Puerto Rico
$39,620



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