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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Postsecondary Sociology Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,430
25th Percentile Wage
$53,710
50th Percentile Wage
$71,840
75th Percentile Wage
$97,430
90th Percentile Wage
$133,740

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 $133,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,430. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 248% 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 sociology teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,8403.63%7.92%
201569,2301.95%-
201467,880-0.09%-
201367,9402.63%-
201266,150--

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
$71,850

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 $51,240 to $140,810. The highest paying state for postsecondary sociology teachers is Rhode Island with a median annual salary of $140,810. The lowest paying state is Tennessee with a median annual salary of $51,240. For more salary information of postsecondary sociology teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Rhode Island
$140,810
California
$92,110
Florida
$89,550
New Mexico
$88,640
Maryland
$87,530
New Hampshire
$87,000
Wisconsin
$82,970
Connecticut
$82,040
Utah
$78,160
Illinois
$77,250
Michigan
$76,910
New York
$76,690
Puerto Rico
$76,410
Iowa
$75,840
New Jersey
$75,710
District of Columbia
$75,110
Massachusetts
$74,660
Maine
$73,520
North Dakota
$73,280
Arizona
$72,350
Pennsylvania
$72,330
Minnesota
$72,100
Ohio
$71,580
Vermont
$71,300
Oregon
$71,030
Texas
$70,020
Indiana
$69,890
Georgia
$69,180
Kentucky
$66,570
Hawaii
$66,510
Mississippi
$65,760
Nebraska
$65,030
Missouri
$64,680
South Carolina
$63,800
Alabama
$63,670
North Carolina
$62,670
Arkansas
$61,520
Colorado
$60,890
Virginia
$59,300
South Dakota
$58,940
Louisiana
$58,560
Montana
$57,470
Oklahoma
$57,190
Washington
$57,050
West Virginia
$56,450
Kansas
$51,540
Idaho
$51,340
Tennessee
$51,240



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