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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 $71,290, California is the highest paying state for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $68,930). 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 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 California
$71,290
$41,540 10,740
2 New York
$68,930
$37,560 4,680
3 Connecticut
$68,290
$40,710 540
4 Delaware
$62,590
$43,090 240
5 New Jersey
$61,720
$37,700 1,140
6 Vermont
$55,190
$34,180 230
7 Illinois
$54,960
$30,400 2,140
8 Maryland
$54,880
$32,020 870
9 New Hampshire
$54,360
$29,100 330
10 Virginia
$53,710
$42,170 1,830
11 North Dakota
$52,890
$25,530 130
12 Pennsylvania
$52,610
$32,470 1,540
13 Minnesota
$50,760
$28,890 1,250
14 Missouri
$50,150
$28,370 230
15 Washington
$50,090
$35,610 2,330
16 Iowa
$49,920
$32,330 450
17 South Carolina
$49,600
$28,600 360
18 Ohio
$49,550
$34,650 1,980
19 Texas
$49,130
$23,890 5,740
20 Rhode Island
$48,890
$29,620 250
21 Nebraska
$48,870
$25,760 470
22 Florida
$48,740
$36,510 5,610
23 Michigan
$48,580
$25,180 1,020
24 Oregon
$48,440
$28,750 790
25 Nevada
$48,320
$32,110 170
26 Arkansas
$48,230
$21,270 480
27 Maine
$47,700
$35,680 190
28 Indiana
$47,610
$23,370 540
29 Virgin Islands
$47,510
$19,290 70
30 Massachusetts
$47,280
$22,890 1,440
31 Tennessee
$46,970
$24,270 630
32 Hawaii
$46,800
$41,650 360
33 Montana
$46,640
$28,600 210
34 District of Columbia
$46,610
$32,690 240
35 Idaho
$46,200
$35,710 230
36 Wyoming
$45,510
$28,880 60
37 Colorado
$45,400
$19,800 740
38 Arizona
$45,310
$29,970 880
39 Wisconsin
$45,070
$24,230 540
40 Mississippi
$44,590
$20,500 750
41 North Carolina
$44,250
$31,700 2,960
42 Oklahoma
$44,210
$20,570 630
43 Louisiana
$42,920
$18,090 440
44 Georgia
$41,850
$29,310 1,650
45 Alaska
$40,830
$33,240 60
46 Utah
$39,770
$28,150 440
47 West Virginia
$39,480
$21,150 120
48 Kansas
$38,530
$25,920 190
49 Kentucky
$36,300
$27,410 420
50 Alabama
$34,320
$16,990 500
51 South Dakota
$33,910
$24,670 370
52 Puerto Rico
$31,260
$23,230 140
53 New Mexico
$28,910
$20,830 620
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