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Postsecondary Sociology Teacher Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,340
25th Percentile Wage
$54,550
50th Percentile Wage
$73,080
75th Percentile Wage
$99,220
90th Percentile Wage
$139,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary sociology teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary sociology teachers is $139,200. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,340. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 245% 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 sociology teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,080
1.70% 9.48%
2016
$71,840
3.63% -
2015
$69,230
1.95% -
2014
$67,880
-0.09% -
2013
$67,940
2.63% -
2012
$66,150
- -

Table 2. Postsecondary Sociology Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

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

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$73,080

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

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary sociology 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 sociology teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $51,340 to $121,750. The highest paying state for postsecondary sociology teachers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $121,750. The lowest paying state is Idaho with a median annual salary of $51,340. For more salary information of postsecondary sociology teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$121,750
Rhode Island
$94,900
Utah
$92,100
Hawaii
$89,430
New Mexico
$88,640
New Hampshire
$88,510
California
$85,960
Arizona
$84,240
Florida
$82,990
Connecticut
$81,580
New Jersey
$80,940
Wisconsin
$79,320
Iowa
$78,010
Massachusetts
$77,720
Ohio
$77,720
Kansas
$76,470
Georgia
$76,190
Minnesota
$75,530
Michigan
$75,310
Delaware
$75,120
New York
$74,580
Pennsylvania
$74,440
Maryland
$74,430
North Dakota
$73,280
Illinois
$73,170
Missouri
$72,280
Indiana
$72,090
Vermont
$71,300
Arkansas
$69,640
Mississippi
$69,380
Oregon
$69,230
Alabama
$69,100
Texas
$68,800
Nebraska
$68,070
Virginia
$67,280
Puerto Rico
$66,770
North Carolina
$64,980
South Carolina
$62,150
Colorado
$61,560
Washington
$61,030
Tennessee
$60,720
Kentucky
$60,570
South Dakota
$59,510
Oklahoma
$59,200
Maine
$58,650
Louisiana
$58,560
Nevada
$57,340
West Virginia
$56,070
Montana
$52,090
Idaho
$51,340



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