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Highest Paying Cities for Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers

The top 100 highest paying cities for postsecondary foreign language and literature 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 foreign language and literature teachers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $130,020, Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California is the highest paying city for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers. It is followed by Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida (average annual salary $106,330). 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 foreign language and literature teachers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$130,020
210
2 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$106,330
40
3 New Haven, Connecticut
$98,680
120
4 Fresno, California
$93,860
40
5 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$93,500
190
6 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$89,610
200
7 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$89,160
240
8 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$86,070
190
9 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$85,000
120
10 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$84,350
90
11 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$84,350
40
12 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$83,870
40
13 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$82,880
160
14 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$82,820
250
15 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$82,480
400
16 Camden, New Jersey
$80,470
70
17 Springfield, Massachusetts
$78,860
180
18 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$77,580
1,320
19 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$77,290
50
20 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$77,000
2,550
21 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$76,460
60
22 Jacksonville, Florida
$74,980
30
23 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$74,780
80
24 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$74,580
1,170
25 Worcester, Massachusetts
$74,230
50
26 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$73,490
150
27 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$72,520
1,930
28 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$72,470
120
29 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$72,190
140
30 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$71,770
90
31 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$71,620
70
32 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$71,320
350
33 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$71,170
390
34 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$70,960
160
35 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$70,860
90
36 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$70,820
630
37 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$70,590
30
38 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$69,460
90
39 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$69,420
100
40 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$69,400
60
41 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$69,330
110
42 Reading, Pennsylvania
$69,240
40
43 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$68,590
980
44 Syracuse, New York
$68,040
120
45 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$68,010
90
46 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$67,690
570
47 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$67,640
130
48 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$67,500
220
49 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$67,070
50
50 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$66,890
160
51 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$66,500
500
52 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$66,410
80
53 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$66,270
230
54 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$65,620
50
55 Columbus, Ohio
$65,170
270
56 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
$64,800
70
57 Utica-Rome, New York
$64,520
90
58 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$64,030
70
59 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$64,020
870
60 Salem, Oregon
$63,760
40
61 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$63,730
810
62 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$63,520
70
63 Madison, Wisconsin
$63,310
190
64 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$61,640
210
65 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$60,760
40
66 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$60,740
70
67 Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$60,580
50
68 Grand Forks, North Dakota
$60,480
30
69 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$60,070
390
70 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$59,990
300
71 Rochester, New York
$59,920
150
72 Asheville, North Carolina
$59,780
40
73 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$59,500
440
74 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$59,390
380
75 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$59,190
60
76 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$59,050
230
77 Honolulu, Hawaii
$59,020
280
78 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$58,990
n/a
79 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$58,930
520
80 South Bend-Mishawaka, Michigan
$58,830
130
81 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$58,810
160
82 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$58,640
50
83 Kansas City, Missouri
$57,970
110
84 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$57,910
40
85 Wilmington, North Carolina
$57,710
60
86 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$56,980
310
87 Tacoma, Washington
$56,350
70
88 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$56,070
190
89 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$55,740
50
90 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$55,680
1,300
91 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$55,470
1,280
92 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$55,460
240
93 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$55,230
90
94 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$55,110
40
95 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$54,990
360
96 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$54,980
30
97 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$54,570
200
98 Dayton, Ohio
$54,480
120
99 Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$54,370
70
100 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$54,280
60
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