2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
English Literature Professors teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
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- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $39,320 to $52,060 per year. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$*||$141,190|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$*||$100,410|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$*||$69,000|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$*||$52,060|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$*||$39,320|
Highest paying states
* Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers are generally paid on an annual basis not hourly.
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teacher is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid English Literature Professors are in the states of CA, NY, RI, ID and DC.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$78410||$*|
|Educational Support Services||$57750||$*|
|Technical and Trade Schools||$53870||$*|
|Other Schools and Instruction||$39700||$*|