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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies 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 area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $104,290, Michigan is the highest paying state for postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers. It is followed by Arkansas (average annual salary $101,940). 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 postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Michigan
$104,290
$56,240 270
2 Arkansas
$101,940
$43,040 40
3 Massachusetts
$86,820
$52,180 370
4 Oklahoma
$85,900
$51,660 30
5 New Hampshire
$82,880
$54,180 90
6 District of Columbia
$82,760
$46,490 680
7 Rhode Island
$81,410
$48,980 160
8 Indiana
$80,430
$52,380 50
9 Pennsylvania
$79,730
$40,280 480
10 Alaska
$79,210
$56,960 40
11 Vermont
$79,130
$44,250 30
12 California
$78,970
$41,480 1,020
13 Maryland
$78,020
$45,310 190
14 New York
$77,920
$42,630 1,270
15 Minnesota
$77,560
$48,540 240
16 North Carolina
$76,650
$42,580 330
17 Utah
$76,190
$24,860 40
18 Iowa
$74,930
$49,760 70
19 Florida
$73,250
$31,070 260
20 Connecticut
$72,390
$32,960 540
21 New Jersey
$72,010
$38,670 150
22 Ohio
$71,130
$33,980 360
23 New Mexico
$70,880
$18,250 60
24 Arizona
$68,780
$38,920 240
25 Mississippi
$68,760
$48,110 30
26 Louisiana
$68,690
$38,420 30
27 Tennessee
$68,480
$19,510 50
28 Maine
$66,000
$42,710 30
29 Illinois
$65,940
$39,100 320
30 Virginia
$65,470
$31,410 370
31 Hawaii
$65,390
$29,600 150
32 Wyoming
$65,240
$32,660 40
33 Missouri
$64,310
$41,680 80
34 Washington
$63,970
$37,760 190
35 Wisconsin
$62,990
$37,310 170
36 Oregon
$62,470
$40,950 90
37 South Carolina
$60,460
$40,780 30
38 Kentucky
$60,160
$35,380 90
39 Kansas
$58,340
$35,640 110
40 Colorado
$57,590
$19,640 220
41 Texas
$55,400
$17,730 610
42 Nebraska
$53,870
$28,310 70
43 Montana
$52,240
$18,980 40
44 Idaho
$46,120
$16,920 30
45 West Virginia
$44,770
$27,690 30
46 Puerto Rico
$43,800
$24,640 130
47 Georgia
$42,250
$27,450 170

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers, Top Paying Jobs in America.