Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teacher Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers amongst Virginia metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,990
25th Percentile Wage
$45,900
50th Percentile Wage
$64,230
75th Percentile Wage
$87,630
90th Percentile Wage
$114,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $114,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,990.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,230
8.47% 1.01%
2016
$58,790
3.69% -
2015
$56,620
2.49% -
2014
$55,210
-5.65% -
2013
$58,330
-9.00% -
2012
$63,580
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in state of Virginia ranges from $39,070 to $72,550. The highest paying area for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in Virginia is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $72,550. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $65,600). The lowest paying area is Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford with a median annual salary of $39,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$72,550
Richmond
$65,600
Lynchburg
$64,570
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$63,690
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$62,370
Harrisonburg
$55,250
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$47,100
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$39,070




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