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Highest Paying Cities for Postsecondary Education Teachers

The top 100 highest paying cities for postsecondary education 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 education teachers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $90,960, Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida is the highest paying city for postsecondary education teachers. It is followed by Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California (average annual salary $84,460). 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 education teachers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Postsecondary Education Teachers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$90,960
180
2 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$84,460
30
3 Anchorage, Alaska
$83,140
60
4 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$82,860
150
5 Fresno, California
$82,800
70
6 Jacksonville, Florida
$82,310
170
7 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$81,310
850
8 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$80,330
400
9 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$79,870
180
10 Madison, Wisconsin
$79,680
120
11 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$79,310
470
12 Kansas City, Missouri
$79,190
250
13 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$78,760
230
14 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$77,800
390
15 New Haven, Connecticut
$77,520
110
16 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$77,440
520
17 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$77,080
80
18 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$76,740
150
19 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$76,130
180
20 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$75,750
340
21 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$75,390
4,310
22 Rochester, New York
$75,280
410
23 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$74,840
850
24 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$74,700
160
25 West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$74,530
70
26 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$74,340
170
27 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$73,940
2,940
28 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$73,930
420
29 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$73,180
130
30 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$72,980
450
31 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$72,520
180
32 Columbia, Missouri
$72,230
130
33 Richmond, Virginia
$72,030
300
34 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$71,720
230
35 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$70,950
240
36 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$70,720
190
37 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$70,460
80
38 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$70,420
220
39 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$70,340
70
40 Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$70,090
50
41 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$69,800
40
42 Camden, New Jersey
$69,080
210
43 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$68,780
1,290
44 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$68,700
50
45 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$68,640
150
46 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$68,450
490
47 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$68,390
220
48 Worcester, Massachusetts
$68,100
90
49 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$67,840
670
50 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$67,760
50
51 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$67,530
1,410
52 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$67,520
190
53 Macon, Georgia
$67,140
70
54 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$66,810
80
55 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$66,780
260
56 Honolulu, Hawaii
$66,690
560
57 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$66,650
210
58 Montgomery, Alabama
$66,180
70
59 Syracuse, New York
$66,060
170
60 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$65,720
70
61 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$65,530
810
62 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$65,480
270
63 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$65,350
600
64 Savannah, Georgia
$65,270
150
65 Reading, Pennsylvania
$65,100
80
66 Grand Forks, North Dakota
$65,010
60
67 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$64,950
330
68 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$64,710
100
69 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$64,500
120
70 Salisbury, Maryland
$64,490
160
71 Knoxville, Tennessee
$64,450
90
72 Provo-Orem, Utah
$64,120
150
73 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$63,700
1,840
74 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$63,670
650
75 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$63,620
420
76 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa
$63,510
180
77 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$63,420
900
78 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$63,390
1,010
79 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$63,360
70
80 Springfield, Missouri
$63,190
140
81 West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$63,170
80
82 Stockton, California
$63,160
50
83 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$63,020
70
84 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$62,980
90
85 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$62,760
220
86 Jackson, Mississippi
$62,510
70
87 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$62,360
360
88 South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$62,090
50
89 Columbus, Ohio
$62,010
490
90 Lincoln, Nebraska
$61,830
150
91 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$61,700
n/a
92 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$61,700
1,530
93 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$61,630
300
94 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$61,420
140
95 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$61,320
400
96 Tucson, Arizona
$60,900
170
97 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$60,850
1,090
98 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$60,750
1,140
99 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$60,650
590
100 Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$60,640
40
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