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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 $89,590, New York is the highest paying state for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $88,150). 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 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 New York
$89,590
$44,360 11,860
2 California
$88,150
$46,200 13,640
3 Massachusetts
$84,520
$45,980 5,120
4 Maine
$79,180
$49,400 230
5 Alaska
$77,880
$47,910 90
6 New Hampshire
$77,060
$44,960 650
7 Illinois
$76,610
$30,190 2,450
8 Florida
$76,410
$45,080 3,220
9 Arizona
$76,240
$33,610 1,410
10 District of Columbia
$73,440
$42,530 670
11 Kentucky
$72,020
$37,880 1,130
12 Rhode Island
$71,070
$37,600 670
13 Maryland
$70,850
$40,260 1,710
14 Connecticut
$68,610
$33,280 1,130
15 Oregon
$68,080
$45,890 950
16 Michigan
$67,770
$26,740 2,660
17 New Jersey
$67,080
$33,500 2,820
18 Ohio
$66,480
$22,240 4,350
19 Pennsylvania
$66,220
$34,100 6,120
20 Iowa
$66,150
$38,570 1,070
21 New Mexico
$64,970
$47,070 460
22 Missouri
$64,960
$34,660 1,580
23 Wisconsin
$63,720
$42,240 1,600
24 Minnesota
$63,020
$35,830 1,720
25 Indiana
$62,800
$35,740 1,770
26 Nebraska
$61,870
$34,520 410
27 Delaware
$61,850
$34,870 230
28 Utah
$61,700
$31,980 1,490
29 Alabama
$60,690
$33,620 690
30 Georgia
$60,180
$33,270 1,300
31 North Dakota
$59,530
$41,270 190
32 Wyoming
$59,360
$33,970 180
33 Texas
$59,320
$18,550 6,730
34 South Dakota
$59,070
$42,110 200
35 North Carolina
$57,660
$34,870 2,910
36 Virginia
$57,590
$32,750 2,750
37 Hawaii
$57,130
$28,400 340
38 Arkansas
$56,970
$30,280 530
39 Washington
$56,780
$40,190 2,720
40 Idaho
$55,420
$40,020 310
41 Kansas
$55,340
$34,350 540
42 Louisiana
$54,700
$18,110 510
43 South Carolina
$54,580
$19,190 910
44 Colorado
$53,640
$27,320 2,180
45 Mississippi
$53,610
$33,710 600
46 West Virginia
$52,530
$25,650 530
47 Oklahoma
$52,010
$31,030 730
48 Vermont
$50,400
$31,970 370
49 Montana
$49,850
$18,190 230
50 Tennessee
$49,450
$26,940 1,820
51 Nevada
$40,570
$33,850 330
52 Puerto Rico
$35,510
$18,000 460
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