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Highest Paying States for Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

The highest paying states for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors (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 adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $67,460, New York is the highest paying state for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $65,430). 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 adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New York
$67,460
$36,440 5,010
2 Connecticut
$65,430
$34,490 500
3 California
$65,410
$35,910 7,880
4 Alaska
$64,680
$35,290 40
5 Illinois
$62,510
$29,070 2,440
6 Delaware
$62,260
$49,040 310
7 New Jersey
$57,340
$28,750 1,590
8 Maryland
$56,390
$30,240 900
9 North Dakota
$54,380
$25,890 70
10 Vermont
$54,120
$32,470 120
11 West Virginia
$54,100
$34,620 130
12 Oregon
$53,800
$36,400 560
13 South Carolina
$52,880
$29,540 370
14 Virginia
$52,750
$41,210 1,920
15 Pennsylvania
$51,860
$30,600 1,610
16 Ohio
$50,610
$36,360 2,060
17 Missouri
$50,280
$33,760 450
18 Arizona
$50,260
$40,420 400
19 Arkansas
$50,090
$26,620 560
20 Washington
$49,840
$35,820 2,470
21 Rhode Island
$49,710
$26,950 280
22 Florida
$49,050
$34,450 2,260
23 Wisconsin
$48,870
$22,840 640
24 Nebraska
$48,800
$24,630 440
25 Texas
$48,070
$22,500 6,370
26 Maine
$48,030
$34,620 160
27 Minnesota
$47,760
$26,000 1,270
28 Virgin Islands
$47,510
$19,290 70
29 Indiana
$47,300
$19,840 520
30 Michigan
$47,040
$20,310 1,170
31 Hawaii
$46,800
$41,650 360
32 Nevada
$46,510
$33,450 200
33 Montana
$46,210
$28,540 280
34 Oklahoma
$46,000
$18,640 570
35 Wyoming
$45,800
$28,490 60
36 Tennessee
$45,770
$24,140 670
37 Iowa
$45,340
$28,800 250
38 Massachusetts
$45,090
$20,810 1,630
39 District of Columbia
$44,360
$32,040 270
40 Colorado
$43,990
$19,480 910
41 North Carolina
$42,870
$31,440 3,380
42 Louisiana
$42,800
$17,910 430
43 Idaho
$40,500
$33,140 340
44 New Hampshire
$40,050
$25,020 170
45 Mississippi
$39,510
$18,830 660
46 Georgia
$39,020
$27,690 1,420
47 Utah
$38,870
$27,480 440
48 Kansas
$37,860
$25,260 300
49 Kentucky
$37,790
$28,570 550
50 Alabama
$35,860
$17,120 580
51 South Dakota
$33,950
$25,720 320
52 New Mexico
$32,220
$20,920 520
53 Puerto Rico
$30,460
$22,670 140
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