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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary art, drama, and music 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 art, drama, and music teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $85,810, California is the highest paying state for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $83,650). 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 art, drama, and music teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$85,810
$44,950 11,010
2 District of Columbia
$83,650
$54,010 470
3 Massachusetts
$82,370
$46,390 5,190
4 New Hampshire
$78,810
$45,850 620
5 Alaska
$77,880
$47,910 90
6 Connecticut
$76,620
$34,870 1,140
7 Arizona
$76,460
$40,980 1,730
8 New York
$75,380
$42,360 10,940
9 Rhode Island
$72,850
$41,330 700
10 Iowa
$70,480
$43,630 1,050
11 Pennsylvania
$69,340
$33,970 5,540
12 Illinois
$69,010
$32,830 3,130
13 Missouri
$68,640
$41,650 1,610
14 Kentucky
$68,530
$38,060 910
15 Wisconsin
$67,770
$43,380 1,870
16 Maryland
$67,390
$36,930 1,730
17 New Jersey
$67,080
$33,500 2,230
18 Florida
$65,710
$42,600 3,560
19 Ohio
$65,330
$24,530 4,470
20 Vermont
$64,880
$35,900 420
21 Minnesota
$64,350
$37,220 1,740
22 Alabama
$63,780
$39,650 710
23 Michigan
$63,540
$24,550 2,320
24 Oregon
$63,080
$44,070 1,180
25 Maine
$62,690
$45,220 310
26 Georgia
$61,610
$26,950 1,490
27 Nebraska
$61,610
$33,960 440
28 Idaho
$61,500
$17,990 310
29 Delaware
$61,290
$36,850 290
30 Hawaii
$60,440
$27,920 310
31 Indiana
$59,770
$31,740 2,040
32 Wyoming
$59,600
$33,010 180
33 Washington
$59,400
$41,580 2,520
34 Texas
$59,200
$18,490 6,150
35 Kansas
$59,100
$28,510 560
36 Utah
$59,020
$32,170 1,630
37 North Dakota
$58,820
$36,720 190
38 North Carolina
$58,320
$35,430 3,150
39 South Dakota
$57,940
$42,700 200
40 Virginia
$57,590
$32,750 2,890
41 New Mexico
$57,410
$41,870 170
42 Mississippi
$56,740
$35,280 620
43 Louisiana
$56,550
$33,840 460
44 South Carolina
$55,930
$21,660 810
45 Arkansas
$55,190
$33,520 480
46 Tennessee
$54,930
$28,850 1,620
47 Colorado
$54,420
$28,160 1,890
48 Oklahoma
$53,720
$27,520 820
49 West Virginia
$52,880
$22,970 640
50 Montana
$52,800
$19,440 230
51 Nevada
$39,960
$32,900 400
52 Puerto Rico
$35,670
$18,350 500
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