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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 Florida (average annual salary $98,860). 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 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
$56,240 130
2 Florida
$98,860
$57,360 260
3 Indiana
$90,150
$52,730 50
4 Massachusetts
$87,560
$53,970 320
5 Oklahoma
$85,900
$51,660 30
6 California
$85,470
$44,210 970
7 District of Columbia
$82,760
$46,490 390
8 Rhode Island
$81,410
$48,980 160
9 Kentucky
$80,660
$53,110 50
10 Alaska
$79,210
$56,960 40
11 Vermont
$79,130
$44,250 30
12 New York
$79,130
$42,890 1,260
13 Maryland
$78,490
$45,220 190
14 Minnesota
$77,740
$49,360 250
15 Iowa
$74,930
$49,760 70
16 North Carolina
$73,290
$43,440 270
17 Oregon
$72,420
$41,970 40
18 New Jersey
$72,010
$38,670 150
19 Connecticut
$71,860
$33,390 540
20 Arizona
$69,990
$38,960 180
21 Pennsylvania
$69,420
$43,420 500
22 Ohio
$69,160
$35,720 440
23 Louisiana
$68,690
$38,420 30
24 Tennessee
$67,640
$25,960 70
25 Maine
$66,000
$42,710 50
26 Illinois
$64,230
$37,700 230
27 Washington
$62,250
$37,650 160
28 Virginia
$61,400
$42,240 370
29 Georgia
$59,920
$40,810 110
30 Wisconsin
$59,600
$40,390 130
31 Kansas
$58,340
$35,640 110
32 Missouri
$57,930
$39,990 50
33 Texas
$56,900
$17,790 690
34 West Virginia
$56,590
$34,350 50
35 Nebraska
$53,870
$28,310 70
36 Colorado
$48,880
$18,940 210
37 South Carolina
$48,170
$17,910 70

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.

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