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Highest Paying Cities for Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

The top 100 highest paying cities for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $105,150, Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California is the highest paying city for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers. It is followed by New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York (average annual salary $100,050). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$105,150
1,230
2 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$100,050
5,680
3 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$98,710
460
4 Fresno, California
$91,320
170
5 Rochester, New York
$90,520
730
6 Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$90,250
80
7 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$90,000
280
8 Springfield, Massachusetts
$89,780
260
9 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$88,710
670
10 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$88,590
1,760
11 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$85,500
390
12 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$85,470
330
13 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$85,370
10,040
14 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$85,190
3,830
15 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$84,460
550
16 New Haven, Connecticut
$83,770
340
17 Anchorage, Alaska
$83,640
50
18 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$83,420
1,460
19 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$83,070
4,210
20 Madison, Wisconsin
$82,880
310
21 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$81,970
730
22 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$81,520
170
23 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$81,070
1,750
24 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$80,770
3,140
25 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$80,010
4,510
26 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$79,510
2,440
27 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$79,260
870
28 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$78,630
100
29 Provo-Orem, Utah
$78,570
750
30 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$78,490
120
31 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$78,410
110
32 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$78,200
5,280
33 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$78,200
120
34 Utica-Rome, New York
$77,320
150
35 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$76,440
360
36 Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$75,940
30
37 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$75,780
260
38 Jacksonville, Florida
$75,570
160
39 Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$75,510
70
40 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$74,090
260
41 Grand Forks, North Dakota
$73,160
60
42 South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$73,120
60
43 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$73,080
220
44 Macon, Georgia
$73,020
60
45 Worcester, Massachusetts
$72,730
190
46 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
$72,410
70
47 Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$72,050
80
48 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$72,000
290
49 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$71,950
90
50 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$71,740
530
51 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$71,660
200
52 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$71,560
400
53 Lincoln, Nebraska
$71,520
160
54 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$71,160
200
55 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$71,040
170
56 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$70,990
670
57 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$70,840
170
58 Canton-Massillon, Ohio
$70,730
140
59 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$70,370
1,050
60 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$70,250
1,320
61 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$70,190
720
62 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$69,200
180
63 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$68,880
170
64 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$68,330
880
65 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$68,210
390
66 Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$68,160
50
67 Boulder, Colorado
$68,010
300
68 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$68,000
70
69 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$67,910
130
70 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$67,620
90
71 St Louis, Missouri
$67,430
750
72 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$67,280
140
73 East Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$67,220
80
74 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$67,170
90
75 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$66,850
1,650
76 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$66,640
590
77 Manchester, New Hampshire
$66,410
330
78 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$66,000
810
79 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida
$65,920
70
80 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$65,850
1,910
81 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$65,810
50
82 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$65,730
630
83 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$65,700
110
84 West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$65,620
70
85 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$65,600
60
86 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$65,560
100
87 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$65,450
2,310
88 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$65,340
600
89 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$65,110
3,560
90 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$65,080
160
91 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$64,800
480
92 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
$64,650
280
93 Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$64,600
90
94 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$64,460
1,500
95 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$64,350
220
96 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$64,220
130
97 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$63,970
180
98 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$63,880
380
99 Roanoke, Virginia
$63,770
60
100 Salem, Oregon
$63,190
220
See also: Highest paying industries for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers.