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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Postsecondary Political Science Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,760
25th Percentile Wage
$59,590
50th Percentile Wage
$81,430
75th Percentile Wage
$117,520
90th Percentile Wage
$177,850

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 $177,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $81,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,760. 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 306% 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 political science teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$81,430
2.73% 11.37%
2016
$79,210
3.59% -
2015
$76,370
3.38% -
2014
$73,790
0.04% -
2013
$73,760
2.16% -
2012
$72,170
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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
$81,430

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 $48,830 to $99,600. The highest paying state for postsecondary political science teachers is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $99,600. The lowest paying state is Kansas with a median annual salary of $48,830. 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
$99,600
Rhode Island
$99,380
California
$98,800
New York
$98,460
Vermont
$97,290
District of Columbia
$96,330
New Mexico
$94,120
New Hampshire
$92,510
Connecticut
$91,150
Minnesota
$90,590
Michigan
$88,800
Indiana
$86,100
Pennsylvania
$85,210
Hawaii
$83,830
Florida
$82,820
Ohio
$82,180
Idaho
$81,750
Maryland
$81,320
Iowa
$80,550
New Jersey
$80,540
Arizona
$79,100
Illinois
$78,720
Alabama
$78,300
Utah
$76,640
Wisconsin
$75,340
Kentucky
$75,340
Georgia
$74,860
North Carolina
$73,510
Oregon
$73,320
Colorado
$73,310
South Carolina
$73,110
Missouri
$72,690
Arkansas
$72,540
Texas
$72,490
South Dakota
$72,070
Maine
$71,680
Washington
$71,600
Louisiana
$70,380
Mississippi
$70,380
Nebraska
$67,480
Wyoming
$65,110
Virginia
$65,030
Tennessee
$64,330
West Virginia
$61,490
Nevada
$58,390
Oklahoma
$55,710
Montana
$53,640
Kansas
$48,830



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