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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 $114,550, Bakersfield-Delano, California is the highest paying city for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers. It is followed by Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California (average annual salary $105,150). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$114,550
50
2 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$105,150
1,230
3 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$100,050
5,680
4 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$98,420
480
5 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$95,500
270
6 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$95,490
100
7 Fresno, California
$93,990
170
8 Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$90,250
80
9 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$89,250
270
10 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$86,460
3,440
11 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$85,470
90
12 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$84,650
550
13 Madison, Wisconsin
$84,340
230
14 New Haven, Connecticut
$83,770
210
15 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$83,720
7,150
16 Anchorage, Alaska
$83,640
50
17 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$83,600
50
18 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$82,350
5,470
19 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$82,310
70
20 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$82,110
120
21 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$81,910
4,000
22 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$81,570
260
23 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$81,520
170
24 Provo-Orem, Utah
$80,780
780
25 Bloomington, USA
$80,730
n/a
26 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$80,010
4,300
27 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$79,740
110
28 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
$79,680
70
29 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$78,980
1,180
30 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$78,430
120
31 Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$78,400
100
32 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$78,340
1,730
33 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$78,200
5,280
34 Utica-Rome, New York
$78,000
200
35 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$77,650
9,240
36 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$76,760
150
37 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$76,650
2,000
38 Springfield, Massachusetts
$76,270
480
39 Worcester, Massachusetts
$76,230
240
40 Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$75,940
30
41 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$75,780
260
42 Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$75,510
70
43 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$75,080
340
44 Tallahassee, Florida
$74,580
200
45 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$74,520
120
46 Macon, Georgia
$74,410
60
47 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$73,800
610
48 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$73,580
1,810
49 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$73,540
1,050
50 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$73,200
3,170
51 Grand Forks, North Dakota
$73,160
60
52 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$72,820
180
53 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$72,790
710
54 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$72,640
580
55 Fargo, North Dakota
$72,300
130
56 Medford, Oregon
$72,100
40
57 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$72,100
920
58 Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$72,050
80
59 St Louis, Missouri
$72,040
690
60 Erie, Pennsylvania
$71,760
110
61 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$71,620
170
62 Rochester, New York
$71,570
770
63 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$71,560
400
64 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$71,160
200
65 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$71,150
250
66 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$71,080
260
67 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$71,010
180
68 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$70,830
760
69 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$70,330
120
70 El Paso, Texas
$70,290
150
71 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$70,190
720
72 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$69,960
370
73 St Cloud, Minnesota
$69,650
90
74 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$69,600
920
75 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$69,230
500
76 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$69,150
130
77 Lynchburg, Virginia
$69,100
190
78 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$69,040
1,080
79 Savannah, Georgia
$68,640
180
80 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$68,620
270
81 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$68,620
70
82 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$68,560
70
83 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$68,370
80
84 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$68,330
1,730
85 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$68,190
630
86 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$68,010
990
87 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$67,700
290
88 Boulder, Colorado
$67,620
320
89 Binghamton, New York
$67,570
130
90 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$67,350
440
91 East Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$67,220
80
92 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$67,170
110
93 Walla Walla, USA
$67,090
n/a
94 Ithaca, New York
$67,050
310
95 Kansas City, Missouri
$67,000
390
96 Tucson, Arizona
$66,990
270
97 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$66,430
400
98 Manchester, New Hampshire
$66,410
300
99 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$66,280
1,080
100 Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$66,140
130
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