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 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $164,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $84,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,530. 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 260% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary physics teachers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of postsecondary physics teachers in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Educational Services|| |
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 $60,180 to $103,980. The highest paying state for postsecondary physics teachers is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $103,980. The lowest paying state is Kansas with a median annual salary of $60,180. 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|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |