Postsecondary Physics Teacher Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual salaries for postsecondary physics teachers in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary physics teachers amongst Michigan cities is shown in Table 2. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018 and published in April 2019 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual Salary of Postsecondary Physics Teachers in Michigan (2018 Survey)

Percentile bracketAverage annual salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,680
25th Percentile Wage
$75,030
50th Percentile Wage
$93,740
75th Percentile Wage
$115,670
90th Percentile Wage
$149,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary physics teachers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $149,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $93,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,680.

Median salary trend (2012 to 2018)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary physics teachers from 2012 to 2018.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth6-Year Growth
2018
$93,740
0.90% 7.74%
2017
$92,900
5.03% -
2016
$88,230
3.93% -
2015
$84,760
0.39% -
2014
$84,430
-0.73% -
2013
$85,050
-1.68% -
2012
$86,480
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Physics Teachers in Michigan Cities (2018 Survey)

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary physics teachers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary physics teachers in state of Michigan ranges from $80,980 to $105,540. The highest paying area for postsecondary physics teachers in Michigan is South Bend-Mishawaka with a median annual salary of $105,540. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Lansing-East Lansing (mean annual salary $97,170). The lowest paying area is Kalamazoo-Portage with a median annual salary of $80,980.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Bend-Mishawaka
$105,540
Lansing-East Lansing
$97,170
Ann Arbor
$96,040
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$93,840
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$91,690
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$84,280
Kalamazoo-Portage
$80,980




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