National » Education, Training, and Library » Postsecondary Political Science Teachers

Postsecondary Political Science Teacher Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,220
25th Percentile Wage
$57,650
50th Percentile Wage
$79,210
75th Percentile Wage
$113,070
90th Percentile Wage
$164,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary political science teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary political science teachers is $164,830. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,220. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 290% 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 political science teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201679,2103.59%8.89%
201576,3703.38%-
201473,7900.04%-
201373,7602.16%-
201272,170--

Table 2. Postsecondary Political Science Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

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

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$79,210

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary Political Science Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary political science 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 political science teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $45,560 to $101,130. The highest paying state for postsecondary political science teachers is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $101,130. The lowest paying state is Kansas with a median annual salary of $45,560. For more salary information of postsecondary political science teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Massachusetts
$101,130
California
$99,740
Vermont
$97,290
New York
$96,880
New Mexico
$94,120
Michigan
$91,780
Connecticut
$91,500
New Hampshire
$91,140
Florida
$89,970
Utah
$88,110
Minnesota
$87,540
Rhode Island
$86,880
District of Columbia
$84,680
Hawaii
$83,830
Pennsylvania
$82,940
Maryland
$82,470
Maine
$81,510
Kentucky
$80,150
Iowa
$79,150
Ohio
$79,090
New Jersey
$79,000
Illinois
$78,390
Oregon
$78,240
Arizona
$76,720
Indiana
$76,060
Alabama
$74,350
Texas
$73,230
North Carolina
$71,460
South Carolina
$71,110
Arkansas
$70,590
Louisiana
$70,380
South Dakota
$70,320
Wisconsin
$69,880
Colorado
$69,470
Georgia
$66,430
Mississippi
$65,910
Nebraska
$65,310
Virginia
$65,030
Wyoming
$64,690
Washington
$63,340
West Virginia
$58,760
Montana
$56,360
Missouri
$55,940
Tennessee
$51,850
Oklahoma
$49,560
Kansas
$45,560


Related:

Highest paying states for postsecondary political science teachers

Highest paying cities for postsecondary political science teachers

Highest paying industries for postsecondary political science teachers.