Postsecondary Sociology Teacher Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual salaries for postsecondary sociology teachers in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary sociology teachers among Michigan metropolitan areas 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 Sociology Teachers in Michigan (2018 Survey)

Percentile bracketAverage annual salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,970
25th Percentile Wage
$56,230
50th Percentile Wage
$81,000
75th Percentile Wage
$102,960
90th Percentile Wage
$127,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary sociology teachers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,970.

Median salary trend (2012 to 2018)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth6-Year Growth
2018
$81,000
7.02% 9.09%
2017
$75,310
-2.12% -
2016
$76,910
2.22% -
2015
$75,200
2.37% -
2014
$73,420
-17.52% -
2013
$86,280
14.65% -
2012
$73,640
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary sociology teachers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary sociology teachers in state of Michigan ranges from $65,940 to $118,390. The highest paying area for postsecondary sociology teachers in Michigan is Ann Arbor with a median annual salary of $118,390. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Lansing-East Lansing (mean annual salary $91,120). The lowest paying area is Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills with a median annual salary of $65,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ann Arbor
$118,390
Lansing-East Lansing
$91,120
South Bend-Mishawaka
$83,040
Kalamazoo-Portage
$75,070
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$73,050
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$72,400
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$70,780
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$68,020
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$65,940




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