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Postsecondary Physics Teacher Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,630
25th Percentile Wage
$62,640
50th Percentile Wage
$87,340
75th Percentile Wage
$124,060
90th Percentile Wage
$171,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary physics teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary physics teachers is $171,920. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $87,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,630. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 260% 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 physics teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$87,340
3.17% 10.08%
2016
$84,570
2.05% -
2015
$82,840
2.56% -
2014
$80,720
0.16% -
2013
$80,590
2.54% -
2012
$78,540
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Table 2. Postsecondary Physics Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary physics teachers in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$86,990

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary Physics Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary physics 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 physics teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $66,100 to $104,820. The highest paying state for postsecondary physics teachers is New York with a median annual salary of $104,820. The lowest paying state is Tennessee with a median annual salary of $66,100. For more salary information of postsecondary physics teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$104,820
Massachusetts
$103,760
Iowa
$97,590
New Hampshire
$96,630
New Jersey
$96,240
Ohio
$96,020
New Mexico
$95,290
California
$95,150
Indiana
$95,040
Rhode Island
$94,420
Kansas
$94,380
Arizona
$93,820
Michigan
$92,900
District of Columbia
$92,220
Florida
$90,730
Connecticut
$88,830
Maryland
$88,370
Idaho
$87,790
Louisiana
$87,450
Colorado
$85,420
Utah
$85,060
Pennsylvania
$84,250
Puerto Rico
$83,470
Alabama
$82,480
Illinois
$81,770
Hawaii
$81,480
Texas
$81,150
North Dakota
$81,130
Vermont
$80,690
Montana
$80,600
Oregon
$79,970
Maine
$78,250
Arkansas
$77,690
North Carolina
$77,090
Minnesota
$76,930
Mississippi
$75,920
Wisconsin
$75,630
South Carolina
$75,570
South Dakota
$74,900
Oklahoma
$74,900
West Virginia
$74,720
Virginia
$73,500
Georgia
$73,220
Nebraska
$72,120
Missouri
$71,610
Wyoming
$71,300
Nevada
$70,070
Washington
$66,570
Kentucky
$66,170
Tennessee
$66,100



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