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Highest Paying Cities for Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers

The top 100 highest paying cities for postsecondary nursing instructors and 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 nursing instructors and teachers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $114,320, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California is the highest paying city for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers. It is followed by Ann Arbor, Michigan (average annual salary $108,620). 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 nursing instructors and teachers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$114,320
100
2 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$108,620
60
3 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$98,870
250
4 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$96,830
510
5 Camden, New Jersey
$96,710
310
6 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$96,590
650
7 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$95,850
570
8 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$95,030
4,010
9 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$94,750
670
10 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$94,290
170
11 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$92,550
400
12 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$91,630
90
13 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$91,450
60
14 Fresno, California
$91,400
70
15 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$90,730
140
16 Stockton, California
$89,700
120
17 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$88,340
1,850
18 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$86,850
2,120
19 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$86,820
570
20 Gainesville, Florida
$86,500
80
21 New Haven, Connecticut
$84,700
430
22 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$84,360
110
23 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$84,310
380
24 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$84,030
260
25 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$83,760
220
26 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$82,710
280
27 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$82,170
220
28 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$81,120
1,030
29 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$80,730
1,220
30 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$80,060
50
31 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$79,600
890
32 Provo-Orem, Utah
$79,550
100
33 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$79,510
380
34 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$79,490
720
35 Rochester, New York
$79,240
420
36 Tucson, Arizona
$79,210
150
37 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$78,970
140
38 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$78,440
640
39 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$78,330
100
40 Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$77,850
n/a
41 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$77,610
240
42 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$76,460
560
43 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$76,450
240
44 Kansas City, Missouri
$76,350
380
45 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$76,330
280
46 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$76,110
190
47 Madison, Wisconsin
$75,980
120
48 Honolulu, Hawaii
$75,570
160
49 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$75,070
670
50 Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$74,530
40
51 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$74,370
500
52 Springfield, Massachusetts
$73,870
120
53 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$73,560
100
54 Reading, Pennsylvania
$73,540
40
55 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$73,030
600
56 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$72,890
80
57 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$72,810
140
58 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$72,790
40
59 Worcester, Massachusetts
$72,710
110
60 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$72,660
120
61 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$72,580
210
62 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$72,500
70
63 Akron, Ohio
$72,420
140
64 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$72,260
210
65 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$72,050
530
66 Syracuse, New York
$71,960
160
67 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$71,940
1,860
68 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$71,570
270
69 Lafayette, Louisiana
$71,200
140
70 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$71,040
300
71 Jacksonville, Florida
$70,420
210
72 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$70,330
60
73 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
$70,260
120
74 Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$69,990
110
75 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$69,850
280
76 Asheville, North Carolina
$69,800
50
77 St Louis, Missouri
$69,600
530
78 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$69,280
100
79 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$69,220
80
80 West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$69,100
40
81 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$68,790
1,010
82 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$68,790
460
83 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$68,710
720
84 Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area, South Carolina
$68,680
40
85 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$68,570
530
86 Johnstown, Pennsylvania
$68,550
70
87 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$68,420
140
88 Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$68,400
30
89 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$68,200
1,090
90 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$68,050
40
91 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$67,990
740
92 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$67,800
80
93 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$67,740
780
94 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$67,720
40
95 Danville, Virginia
$67,720
50
96 Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$67,460
100
97 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$67,460
180
98 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$67,430
370
99 Wilmington, North Carolina
$67,170
110
100 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$66,970
220
See also: Highest paying industries for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers.