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Postsecondary Vocational Education Teacher Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,640
25th Percentile Wage
$38,020
50th Percentile Wage
$50,660
75th Percentile Wage
$66,870
90th Percentile Wage
$90,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary vocational education teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary vocational education teachers is $90,320. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,640. 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 215% 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 vocational education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,6602.35%5.27%
201549,4702.24%-
201448,3600.12%-
201348,3000.64%-
201247,990--

Table 2. Postsecondary Vocational Education Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary vocational education teachers in 10 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for postsecondary vocational education teachers occupations is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector with an annual salary $65,650. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $38,530).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$65,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$65,350
Manufacturing
$62,550
Construction
$61,980
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,500
Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,200
Educational Services
$50,610
Transportation and Warehousing
$40,720
Health Care and Social Assistance
$39,980
Wholesale Trade
$38,530

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary vocational education 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 vocational education teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $26,040 to $70,030. The highest paying state for postsecondary vocational education teachers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $70,030. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $26,040. For more salary information of postsecondary vocational education teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$70,030
Alaska
$67,490
New York
$64,380
Hawaii
$63,090
Wisconsin
$63,010
Nebraska
$59,290
Delaware
$58,020
New Mexico
$57,250
New Jersey
$56,820
California
$56,650
Florida
$56,320
Washington
$55,730
North Dakota
$54,950
Oregon
$54,440
Oklahoma
$53,690
New Hampshire
$52,930
Vermont
$52,320
Iowa
$52,140
Colorado
$51,940
Minnesota
$51,740
North Carolina
$51,240
Rhode Island
$50,840
Illinois
$50,680
Mississippi
$50,490
Massachusetts
$50,030
Kentucky
$49,970
Kansas
$49,670
Pennsylvania
$48,880
Arizona
$48,680
Texas
$48,540
Wyoming
$48,130
Virginia
$48,080
Utah
$47,960
West Virginia
$47,900
Georgia
$47,120
South Carolina
$46,720
South Dakota
$46,700
Arkansas
$46,240
Missouri
$45,920
Indiana
$45,180
Ohio
$45,070
Connecticut
$44,540
Louisiana
$44,280
Guam
$44,040
Tennessee
$43,900
Alabama
$42,220
Montana
$41,440
Maryland
$41,170
Michigan
$40,350
Maine
$39,970
Nevada
$38,590
Idaho
$37,810
Puerto Rico
$26,040


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